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Monday, 19 June 2017

Terror Attack: One dead as white man hits muslim worshipers with a van near a London mosque

Police are responding to a horrific terrorist attack on innocent people in Finsbury Park London just after midnight in the early hour of Monday.

One person has died at the scene, eight more are injured in hospital and two more were treated for injuries at the scene.

Jeremy Corbyn under whose constituency the incidence happened has expressed shocks  after while a cobra  emergency meeting has been called by PM Thersa May on Tuesday.

#FinsburyPark London #TerrorAttack: Hate crime against the Muslims are increasing and underreported as the results of inactions and actions of certain media and authorities are becoming a major concern. #Islamophobia emphasised by the British Council of Muslims 

Investigations are ongoing by the police to discover what was believed to be a deliberate terror attack  on innocent Londoners, many of whom were finishing prayers during the holy month of Ramadan.

"While this appears to be an attack on a particular community, like the terrible attacks in Manchester, Westminster and London Bridge it is also an assault on all our shared values of tolerance, freedom and respect", said Sadik Khan the Mayor of London
Eye witnesses say a white man was arrested near a north London's mosque upon driven a van into muslim worshipers shouting 'I just want to kill all Muslims

Incident in Seven Sisters Road, Finsbury Park

According to police, "the investigation into the circumstances of the incident in Seven Sisters Road in Finsbury Park is ongoing.

Police were called just after 0020hrs on 19 June to reports of a van in collision with pedestrians.

Officers attended alongside other emergency services and found and tended to a number of casualties.

One man was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers are in the process of informing next of kin. A post mortem examination will be scheduled due course.

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

Speaking to media this morning Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, the Senior National Coordinator for Counter Terrorism, said:

“Sadly Londoners are waking to the news of another dreadful incident in the Capital that has left a number of people seriously injured.

The attack unfolded whilst a man was receiving first aid from the public at the scene, sadly, he has died.Any causative link between his death and the attack will form part of our investigation.It is too early to state if his death was as a result of the attack.

“Our thoughts are with all those affected by the incident at Seven Sisters Road and their family, friends and their communities.

“No matter what the motivation proves to be, and we are keeping an open mind, this is being treated as a terrorist attack and the Counter Terrorism Command is investigating.

“This was an attack on London and all Londoners and we should all stand together against extremists whatever their cause.

“From 00:21hrs this morning police received a number calls to Seven Sisters Road following a van having collided with pedestrians.

"Officers were in the immediate vicinity as the attack unfolded and responded instantly. Additional officers arrived within 10 minutes.

“One man was pronounced dead at the scene. Eight others are in hospital and two more were treated at the scene.

“All the victims were from the Muslim community.

“I would like to praise police officers who immediately gave life saving treatment at the scene, but also members of the public who assisted before and after the incident.

“Also at the scene, detained by members of the public, was the man suspected of being the driver.

“He was arrested by police on suspicion of attempted murder.

“I would like to thank those people who helped police in detaining the man and worked with officers to calmly and quickly get him into our custody.

“Their restraint in the circumstances was commendable.

“This investigation is ongoing, and we are working fast to know the full details of how and why it took place.

“At this early stage of the investigation, no other suspects have been identified or reported to police, and there were no reports of any people having suffered any knife injuries.

“The van used was examined by specialist officers but nothing that would cause a risk to the public was found in it.

“Extra policing resources have been deployed across London in order to reassure communities, especially those observing Ramadan.”

“I would urge everyone to remain calm and vigilant.

“I would ask the public with any information about this incident, or anything that causes them concern or suspicion, to call the police on 0800 789 321.

“Obviously we are at an early stage in our investigation, however as and when I can make more information available, I will.

“This has been incredibly challenging time for London and emergency services are stretched.

“Nevertheless, we will do absolutely all we can - with our partners - to protect Londoners and our city

“Now is a time once again for London to stand together to face those who seek to divide us.”

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