Van Incident at London Mosque, Several People Injured

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He said the driver had run out of the van but a group of people caught him and held him until police arrived.

One person was killed and 10 others were injured after a commercial vehicle raced into a group of Muslim worshippers when they had finished their Ramadan services at a mosque in northern London.

Eyewitness Khalid Amin said the van turned deliberately left and "just hit the people".

. Police said the male driver had also been taken to hospital as a precaution and would receive a mental health assessment.

Islington Council, the authority who oversee the Finsbury Park area, stated: "Our deepest sympathies go out to all those affected by the major incident in Finsbury Park last night". In March, a man drove a vehicle into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and stabbed a police officer to death before being shot dead.

London Mayor Khan said following that attack that there had been a 40-percent increase in racist incidents in the city and a fivefold increase in the number of anti-Muslim incidents.

"One man was pronounced dead at the scene".

- The Prime Minister said police made a decision to treat the incident as a terror attack within eight minutes of receiving the first emergency call.

The 48-year-old driver of the van was detained by members of the public and arrested by police. Police have not released his identity. Ten people remain in the hospital, two of which are said to be in critical condition.

Police confirmed one person has been arrested, with United Kingdom media reporting he was the driver of the van. Muslim leaders called it a hate crime and asked the public to stay calm. I think it's significant that they had the reputation historically of being one of the most militant mosques in London. It also came as Muslims are celebrating the holy time of Ramadan.

"We call it a terrorist attack as we called it in Manchester, Westminster and London Bridge".

Dr Omer El-Hamdoon, the association's president, said all Muslims should be "extra vigilant following these hateful Islamophobic attacks, and to be cautious".

They added: "We call on the government to do more to tackle this hateful evil ideology which has spread over these past years and resulted in an increase of Islamophobic attacks and division of our society, as well as spreading of hate".

Despite the change in leadership and new focus on community relations, the mosque reported it had received a string of threatening emails and letters in the wake of the Paris attacks. "So we just run straight away, I see police, ambulance, people lying on the floor, and a van as well", said Al-Sulaman. "This person was conscious". I want to reassure everyone that we will be continuing to provide visible reassurance across Nottinghamshire, and will be speaking to community leaders to support and alleviate their concerns.

Two of them were in a very serious condition, police said.

He was charged by police on suspicion of attempted murder.

2017: A year of TERROR on Britain's streets?

"People are both scared and angry".

- The incident unfolded as evening Ramadan prayers ended. We must all be builders of understanding, compassion and peace, day by day, in our homes, our work and our communities.

Kacimi says people grabbed the attacker outside the Finsbury Park Mosque and started hitting him.

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

Prime Minister May said her thoughts were with those injured in "this bad incident". Britain's terrorist alert has been set at "severe" meaning an attack is highly likely.

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