May says security Cabinet to meet after crash

Lawrence Kim
June 19, 2017

Police guard a street in the Finsbury Park area of north London where a vehichle hit pedestrians.

He said: "He just came into all of us. While this appears to be an attack on a particular community, like the bad attacks in Manchester, Westminster and London Bridge it is also an assault on all our shared values of tolerance, freedom and respect", Khan wrote on Facebook.

The council's secretary general Harun Khan said he expected authorities to step up security "as a matter of urgency", adding many would feel "terrorised" following the incident outside the Muslim Welfare House in Seven Sisters Road.

The Guardian reports that one male has been arrested.

Someone in the crowd yelled to others not to harm the man while he was taken into custody.

Video posted online of the aftermath of Monday's attack showed a scene of chaos as people tried to help the injured.

Someone in the crowd is heard shouting, "No one touch him!" The terrorist attack, which took place at Finsbury Park mosque, took place few minutes after midnight local time.

A van struck several worshippers leaving the Finsbury Park mosque early Monday morning after Ramadan prayers.

"Our priority is to assess the level and nature of injuries and ensure that those most in need are treated first and taken to hospital".

On March 22, a man drove a rented vehicle into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge in London and stabbed a policeman to death before being shot dead.

"During the night, ordinary British citizens were set upon while they were going about their lives, completing their night worship".

An eyewitness told the BBC how he jumped out the way of the van as it struck.

There were officers on the scene with emergency responders, treating a number of injured people, according to the Metropolitan Police.

Counter-terror police were investigating the incident. Eight people were killed and 48 were injured. A man was then said to leap out of the vehicle, and unconfirmed reports say at least one of the victims was stabbed.

Police described it as a "major incident".

ONE man has died and eight people have been taken to hospital after a van was driven into pedestrians near a north London mosque.

Islington's northern part is represented in Parliament by Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the Labour Party.

"It was a van that mounted the pavement as men and women were leaving the mosque to go home to their families and friends and their loved ones", Jackson said.

London police closed the area to normal traffic.

"An advance trauma team from London's Air Ambulance has also been dispatched by vehicle", the statement said. One person has been arrested.

'Muslim communities have been calling for increased action to tackle the growth in hate crime for many years and transformative action must now be taken to tackle not only this incident but the hugely worrying growth in Islamophobia.

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