One dead, 10 hurt in new London attack

One dead, 10 hurt in new London attack

Witnesses said the area was busy because worshippers had been attending evening prayers. All the victims were Muslim, he said.

A 48-year-old man has been arrested and is in custody.

- An imam stopped the crowd from hitting and kicking the attacker.

- Eight people were hospitalized, all Muslim. The incident happened in Finsbury Park in the north of London, in Seven Sisters Road, according to officials. Eight injured were sent to three separate hospitals and two others were treated at the scene.

The force also dismissed reports that the van driver produced a knife, saying: "At this stage there are no reports of any persons having suffered any knife injuries". Scotland Yard said armed police were at the scene, with the investigation being carried out by Counter Terrorism Command and an extra officers deployed to reassure Muslims during Ramzan.

A man has been arrested by police.

Prime Minister Theresa May said she would chair an emergency security Cabinet session Monday.

Monday's incident in London follows three Islamist attacks in Britain this year.

Police earlier said a vehicle had struck several pedestrians early Monday morning and one person had been arrested. "An advance trauma team from London's Air Ambulance has also been dispatched by vehicle", it added. The van driver tried to escape but people grabbed him.

"It was not an accident", Sougou said. "One of them, he was under the van, people were gathered around the van to actually lift the van up to get this guy up from under the van".

"Everyone was shouting 'a van's hit people, '" one eyewitness told the BBC. "People are both scared and angry".

The crash occurred shortly after midnight, when police received reports of a collision between a van and pedestrians.

Others have described seeing police tend to the injured.

"He punched me in the head", Hashi said, showing his bruises. I said, 'We are not going to kill you.

The attacks were a factor in campaigning ahead of the June 8 election, with Prime Minister May criticized for overseeing a drop of 20,000 in the number of police officers in England and Wales as interior minister from 2010 to 2016. He said police had instructed him not to speak to the media.

He wrote: "Shocked and outraged to hear a van has intentionally run over worshippers leaving Ramadan prayers on Seven Sisters Road".

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

Numerous victims are believed to have just left evening prayers after breaking the Ramadan fast. "Mosque safety needs to be stepped up and this includes entry and exit points", it said in a statement.

A view of the van believed to have been used in the attack on pedestrians in Finsbury Park area of north London on June 19, 2017.

"This morning woke to news of another terrorist attack on the streets of our capital city, the second this month and every bit as sickening as those which have come before".

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