Casualties reported after another vehicle strikes a London crowd outside of mosque

Casualties reported after another vehicle strikes a London crowd outside of mosque

Mohammed Shafiq of the Ramadhan Foundation, a Muslim organisation which speaks out against extremism, said: 'I utterly condemn the senseless and evil van attack against Muslim worshippers outside the Finsbury Park Mosque in London.

"A number of passers-by, or friends, or people who had come by from the mosque, were gathering around him to help take him to his family, take him to his house", Versi told Reuters.

Meanwhile, Harud Khan, Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Britain, tweeted he was "shocked and outraged to hear a van has intentionally run over worshippers leaving Ramadan night prayers". The other was held at the scene until the police came. "There was three people in the van".

Police said they were called just after 12:20 a.m.to reports of a collision on Seven Sisters Road, which runs through the Finsbury Park area of the city. I think it's significant that they had the reputation historically of being one of the most militant mosques in London. "And that reputation may be more historical than current", he said.

The largest mosque in the area is Finsbury Park Mosque, an unassuming five-story redbrick building near the station, which opened in 1994.

The Finsbury Park Mosque gained notoriety more than a decade ago for sermons by radical cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri, who was sentenced to life in a USA prison in January 2015 for his conviction on terrorism-related charges. 'I want to kill Muslims'.

He added: "I said, 'tell me why did you try driving to kill innocent people?'" Armed police, ambulances and the fire service were in attendance.

"They were very nervous, shouting very loud, trying desperately to make some signs to a police auto that was. just passing the road", she told CNN. "They were helping on the pavement".

"Horrible to watch police officers doing cardiac massage at people on the floor, desperately trying to save them", witness Cynthia Vanzella wrote on Twitter.

The 48-year-old man suspected of being the van driver was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

She said: "We are not saying anything, we don't know anything at the moment".

DAC Basu added: The attack unfolded whilst a man was receiving first aid from the public at the scene.

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

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