Published: Mon, June 19, 2017
Culture | By Julio Duncan

Several injured after vehicle rams people leaving London mosque

Police said they were called to the scene just after 00:20am (9:20am AEST) to "reports of a vehicle in collision with pedestrians". The Sun newspaper said a van hit a crowd of people near Finsbury Park mosque.

One person was killed and 10 others injured on Monday when a van collided with pedestrians near a North London mosque in an incident which is being investigated by counter terrorism officers, police said. According to Vikram Dodd, The Guardian's crime correspondent, counter-terrorism police are assisting local authorities, who are looking into whether the driver's moves were intentional.

The Muslim Council tweeted that worshippers had been struck and said its prayers were with the victims.

London police closed the area to normal traffic.

Witnesses at the scene have described the incident as "horrible" and "hell". The statement from her office said her thoughts were with the injured, their loved ones and emergency services who responded to the scene. It has not been associated with radical views for more than a decade.

One witness named Rayan told CNN it was evident that the attacker carried out the attack deliberately to target Muslims at Finsbury Park. His attack killed five people.

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