One dead, several injured as van driven through crowd outside London mosque

One person has been arrested but police have not said if the crash was deliberate or accidental. Two others had minor injuries and were treated at the scene.

Eyewitness Abdiqadir Warra told AFP: "He just drove at people".

Other witnesses have described how they also wrestled the suspected terrorist to the ground - but stopped others from hitting him until officers took over. She said a police officer was doing what looked like a "cardiac massage, as if they might have had a bad heart or something". He has been taken to a hospital for an evaluation, and will be placed in police custody immediately upon his discharge.

The force added: "Due to the nature of this incident extra policing resources have been deployed in order to reassure communities, especially those observing Ramadan".

The vehicle hit people as they were leaving the Finsbury Park Mosque, one of the biggest in the country, the Muslim Council said.

According to some witnesses, the victim felt sick during the evening prayer and he went outside to receive the first aid, so the investigators consider the option that he died from natural causes and not from the impact.

Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed the incident was being treated as a potential terrorist attack.

Eight people were killed on June 3, when a van drive into people on London Bridge before three attackers stabbed victims around nearby Borough Market.

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British Prime Minister Theresa May said her thoughts were with the victims of "this awful incident".

"I've been in touch with the mosques, police and Islington council regarding the incident".

"There are a number of casualties being worked on at the scene".

Another eyewitness, who gave his name as Athman, told AFP: "People were screaming: "It's a terrorist attack, it's an attack, this guy attacked us", and I had to run back and tried to save people who were still alive and giving water, helping the police".

London mayor Sadiq Khan said the attack was "an assault on all our shared values of tolerance, freedom and respect".

"We are working closely with other members of the emergency services at the scene", said Bate.

A general view of the Finsbury Park mosque. "The driver of the van.was found detained by members of public at the scene and then arrested by police in connection with the incident", the police statement said.

On May 22, a suicide bomber killed 22 people at a concert by American pop singer Ariana Grande in Manchester in northern England.

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