Finsbury Park attack: Man dies as van hits worshipers

Yesterday's attack, which occurred during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, saw a van ploughing into people leaving prayers at the Muslim Welfare House and the nearby Finsbury Park Mosque in north London, one of the biggest in the country.

"This was a horrific attack on innocent people going about their daily lives, many of them worshippers leaving evening prayers". The van reportedly came down the street, mounted the curb and drove into the crowd, according to the BBC.

Police confirmed one person has been arrested, with United Kingdom media reporting he was the driver of the van.

One elderly man, who had collapsed moments before the van appeared, was pronounced dead at the scene, although police have not yet confirmed whether he died as a result of the attack.

Witnesses said the attacker was shouting that he wanted to "kill all Muslims". Many police cars and ambulances were responding.

Later, she visited Finsbury Park Mosque and met people from a variety of faiths. The man was held until police arrived and Sky News reports that it was the mosque's imam who prevented some in the tense and angry crowd from beating the man.

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The specialist bereavement support for families will be provided by the NHS, Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health, said. She said after the meeting that there have been "huge frustrations" in the community as people tried to get information.


"Hatred and evil of this kind will never succeed", she said.

Police arrested Osborne on suspicion of commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism including murder as well as attempted murder after a vehicle ploughed into a crowd of pedestrians near a north London mosque. "I am a Muslim".

"This was an attack on London and all Londoners, and we should all stand together against extremists, whatever their cause", said Neil Basu, senior counter-terrorism officer for the Metropolitan Police.

He said the attack was one of terror and that it was "similar" to those which have recently happened in Manchester, Westminster and London Bridge.

But the headlines on Monday are on the fourth terror attack to hit the country this year, with condemnation streaming in from every corner, including from Prime Minister Theresa May.

"Eight people injured were taken to three separate hospitals; two people were treated at the scene for minor injuries".

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