Vehicle hits people near London mosque, causing casualties

Officers were called to the scene at 12:20 a.m. Monday near Finsbury Park Mosque as people were leaving a service. British Prime Minister Theresa May said an emergency response meeting will be held today, according to the Telegraph.

The London Metropolitan Police said Monday it was "too early" to say whether the incident near Finsbury Park, northern London, was a terrorist attack.

"This is a awful incident", Ms May said in a statement.

The Metropolitan Police said the investigation of the incident is being carried out by the Counter Terrorism Command.

It added later that the collision occurred outside the Muslim Welfare House, which is nearby the mosque.

When and where did it happen?

Night comes pretty late in London this time of year.

Arsenal Football Club's Emirates Stadium is located close by, while further up Seven Sisters Road is the green space of Finsbury Park, which opened in 1869 and gives the area its name.

He told BuzzFeed: "I think at least eight or 10 people got injured".

Emergency services and forensic officers gather on a road near Finsbury Park station after a vehicle struck pedestrians in north London, Monday June 19, 2017. "It was three local men that were holding the man from the van until police came and put him inside the van", he said. Eyewitness told Sky News and other British media that the van seemed to have veered and hit people intentionally.

Resident Cynthia Vanzella said she was in bed when she heard people shouting.

Witness Abdikadar Warfa told the London Telegraph that bystanders attempted to lift the van off an injured man while others apprehended the driver.

Finsbury Park mosque was once infamous as the stamping ground of hook-handed hate preacher Abu Hamza.

Witnesses told the BBC that three men got out of the vehicle after it hit a motorcyclist.

"The driver of the van - a man aged 48 - was found detained by members of public at the scene and then arrested by police in connection with the incident".

This incident is coming weeks after suspected attacks on the United Kingdom by suspected terrorists.

"This is a bad incident", Ms May said in a statement. We will focus on reports from police officials and other authorities, credible news outlets and reporters who are at the scene.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn wrote on Twitter: "I'm totally shocked at the incident at Finsbury Park tonight". Armed police, ambulances and the fire service were in attendance.

"There has been this concern within the community, this concern within the mosque itself particularly over the years as it has worked to try and reshape its reputation to try and shed that reputation for extremism, for contributing to extremist thought, ideology and indeed perhaps violent acts".

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 US prison in January 2015 for his conviction on terrorism-related charges.

Related News:

  • United States  president not under investigation for obstruction: His attorney

    United States president not under investigation for obstruction: His attorney

    Sekulow , chief counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice, said the president was only referring to a news report. Trump's lawyer is both claiming that the investigation is bogus, and that there is no investigation in the same answer.
    France's Macron heads for crushing parliamentary majority

    France's Macron heads for crushing parliamentary majority

    Pollsters predict the LREM could secure at least three-quarters of seats in the lower house after next Sunday's second round. The main opposition in the face of The Republicans party and its allies can get 95-115 seats.
    Bets for upcoming Southampton vs Arsenal fight

    Bets for upcoming Southampton vs Arsenal fight

    Neither Arsene Wenger nor his players could afford themselves to lose another match if they still want to be in the top four. Arsenal is still keeping the dream to be qualified in Champions League after the victory over Manchester on Sunday.
  • Little-known Koepka Wins US Open Golf Championship

    Harman was a three-time 2nd team All-American at UGA. "I just couldn't stand the fact that I had only won once" on Tour, he said. It was unbelievable to me that he said in the presentation ceremony that he felt "confident" throughout the entire round today.

    Champions Trophy 2017: Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed thrilled with emphatic turnaround

    Defending a huge total of 338, Pakistan bowlers bowled superbly to restrict India to 158 all out in 30.2 overs. Amir dismissed Dhawan, the tournament's leading scorer with Sarfraz taking a simple catch behind the stumps.

    Vehicle collides with pedestrians in Finsbury Park

    He said the driver had run out of the van but a group of people caught him and held him until police arrived. Ms Vanzella lives in a flat overlooking the road, describing the scene as "really, really ugly".
  • Trump Refuses To Join G7 Statement Endorsing Paris Climate Accord

    But U.S. business leaders in many sectors, including energy, technology and manufacturing, have embraced the treaty. According to sources with access to the meeting, Scott Pruitt , administrator of the U.S.

    Batman Actor Adam West Has Died, Twitter Salutes The Legend #RIP

    MacFarlane issued a statement on Twitter Saturday saying " Family Guy " has lost its mayor, and that he had lost a friend. All of which were minuscule in comparison to Batman , which first premiered in 1966, and was a pop-cultural hit.

    Theresa May 'confident' she will get Queen's Speech through Commons

    Northern Ireland's frontier with the Republic of Ireland will be the UK's only land border with the European Union after Brexit .
  • Vehicle strikes several pedestrians on road in north London

    The investigation of the incident is being carried out by the Counter Terrorism Command, police say. Police have arrested one person in connection to the incident, the Guardian reported.

    Iranian security forces kill mastermind of Tehran attacks

    Iranian lawmakers said the intelligence minister had assured them that "all Islamic state elements have been eliminated" in the country.
    Golden State Warriors turn down traditional champion meeting with U.S.  president

    Golden State Warriors turn down traditional champion meeting with U.S. president

    It will start at 10 a.m.at Broadway and 11th Street, wind through downtown streets and end with a procession to the Henry J. The Cleveland Cavaliers met with President Barack Obama in November 2016, two days after the 2016 presidential elections.


Most liked

India captain Virat Kohli: Pakistan completely outplayed us in Champions Trophy final
The Indian captain praised left handers batting approach and said 80 percent of his "high risk shots" came off well. Amir had been ruled out of Pakistan's semi-final against England due to a back spasm during a practice session.

United Kingdom government attempt stalled by Northern Ireland
His comments came after Northern Ireland's main parties held talks with Prime Minister Theresa May in Downing Street. Negotiations broke up on Tuesday night without an agreement, but Mrs May said the discussions had been "productive".

Cabinet approves subsidy, crop loans to get cheaper
The Interest Subvention Scheme for 2017-18 was approved at the Cabinet meeting today headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi . The scheme will apply to short term crop loan upto three lakh rupees and the rate will be four percent.

Amal gave birth to twins — George Clooney
George Clooney is best known for films like the Ocean's series of movies, Michael Clayton , The Descendants and Gravity . It's great to know they're doing well and hopefully the couple and their children continue to be healthy.

Oil trades near seven-month low
Iraq, OPEC's second-largest producer, contributed the third-biggest increase with a more than 44,000 bpd jump. The bearish gasoline data overshadowed a 1.7 million-barrel drawdown in US crude stocks , analysts said.

Pakistan rout India for Champions Trophy title
India were below par with the ball with the duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja remaining wicketless in their spells. When asked about the 27-year-old's blitzkrieg, Kohli said that it becomes hard to contain an unorthodox batter like Zaman.

Cristiano Ronaldo Accused Of Being A Serious Tax Cheat
Along with this, Spanish newspaper Marca has reported that Ronaldo has informed his Portuguese worldwide teammates: "I'm". Spanish prosecutors have accused Ronaldo of avoiding £14.7m in tax - a charge he completely denies.

Microsoft E3 2017: Xbox One X Can Stand Vertically
So I think we wanted to have a really strong E3 around talking about the product and talking about the games. It even announced that original Xbox titles are coming to Xbox One backwards compatibility.

Tebow ends 1st half of his 1st pro season with 3 strikeouts
Tebow lost the grip on the bat and sent it soaring deep into the second level seats on the first base side of the stands. At one point Saturday night Tebow took a great big cut at the plate. and let go of the bat.

Several injuries reported in London's Finsbury Park after van hits pedestrians
Initial reports indicate that up to 10 people were struck by a van outside of a mosque, with three reportedly dead. Police arrested the van's driver, but were trying to determine whether the collision was accidental or deliberate.

Trump not included in Russia probe: lawyer
Schiff said Trump, his legal team and his supporters were trying to discredit the special counsel and his investigation. In addition, the WaPo article was published on Wednesday and Trump didn't send out that tweet until Friday.

Conrad Roy's 'Thrilled' Grandpa Demands Michelle Carter Get 'Maximum' Sentence
He said Roy had a history of depression, which involved a previous suicide attempt and was wholly responsible for his own death . The judge ruled that Carter , now 20, can remain free on bail but ordered her not to make any contact with Roy's family.

Rubio: Trump Should Be 'Welcoming' Probe, Not Tweeting About Witch Hunts
"Nothing has changed" since Comey informed the president that he was not being personally investigated, he said . He added: "A lot of people have said, 'When do you think you'll be done?' Maybe the end of the year".

Will Fiorentina continue the fight?
Another 16 goals brought Lorenzo Insigne, 13 goals went from Jose Callejon and 11 from Marek Hamšík. Forecasts Bookmakers consider Napoli as the main favorite - the coefficient for the victory of the hosts is 1.28.

3 Entertaining Ways to Improve Your Business Skills over the Coming Weeks
In both games and business meetings you may feel everything from frustration to elation, but the trick is to keep is all hidden. Play Poker While millions of people around the world may play poker solely for fun, you can also play to up your business game.