Mosque attack involving van leaves one dead and ten injured


Roads and public transport have again been affected after another incident in which a van was driven into pedestrians on the pavement in London, causing casualties.

One man has died and ten people were injured in an incident on Sunday night that is being as a potential terrorist incident. The Metropolitan police said the attack unfolded while a man was receiving first aid and it was too early to state whether his death was as a result of the incident.

The incident happened close to the Finsbury Park Mosque

Deputy assistant commissioner Neil Basu, the senior national coordinator for counter terrorism, said police received a number of calls shortly after midnight to Seven Sisters Road in North London following a van colliding with pedestrians.

He said: ‘Officers were in the immediate vicinity as the attack unfolded and responded instantly. Additional officers arrived within 10 minutes.

'One man was pronounced dead at the scene. Eight others are in hospital and two more were treated at the scene. All the victims were from the Muslim community.’

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Basu added: ‘The van used was examined by specialist officers but nothing that would cause a risk to the public was found in it.’

A man was detained by members of the public and has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

On Monday morning the A503 Seven Sisters Road was closed southbound at Blackstock Road and northbound at Yonge Park as the police conducted investigations.

Tube passengers were advised to avoid Finsbury Park station if possible. The Seven Sisters Road entrance was closed.


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