UK official: Mosque attack treated as terrorism

The scene early today in Finsbury Park north London where Muslim worshippers were hit by a van after leaving a mosque

"One man could be seen giving CPR to a victim in the street while another man's head injury was treated with a makeshift dressing", the BBC says.

Little is known about the attacker, except that he is a 48 year-old white male.

Police officers arrived at Pontyclun Van Hire just after 07:30 BST on Monday.

The suspect was taken to hospital as a precaution and will undergo a mental health assessment.

Opened in 1994, Finsbury Park Mosque is an unassuming five-story redbrick building in residential north London, close to Arsenal Football Club's Emirates Stadium.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Theresa May has said the police were treating the van incident "as a potential terrorist attack".

London's mayor said extra police are being deployed. "We must all continue to stand together, resolute, against all those who try to divide us and spread hate and fear".

London:One person was killed and 10 others injured when a van collided with pedestrians near a North London mosque in an incident, which is being investigated by counter terrorism officers, police said.

Mohammed Kozbar, chairman of the Finsbury Park Mosque, called the incident a "cowardly attack" on worshippers.

They said there were a number of casualties and one person had been arrested.

"From the window, I started hearing a lot of yelling and screeching, a lot of chaos outside".

"The van drove over people who were leaving late prayers". And then the guy came out of his van and I got him.

Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said: "This is being treated as a terrorist attack". According to witnesses, he screamed that he wanted to "kill all Muslims".

The Muslim Council said in a tweet that worshippers were struck by the van while leaving prayers near Finsbury Park mosque.

"So if the victim is Muslim, but the perpetrator is not Muslim, that means it can't be terrorists in the eyes of the mainstream media?" said Ahmed Kaballo, a witness.

The attack comes just two weeks after the terror attack on London Bridge, where jihadis used a hired van to mow people down before stabbing revellers in nearby Borough Market.

On March 22, a man drove a auto into pedestrians on the Westminster Bridge in London and stabbed a policeman to death before being shot dead killing five people.

Britain's terrorist alert is set at "severe", meaning an attack is highly likely, Sky News reported.

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

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