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Finsbury Park terror attack: What we know so far

Monday 19-06-2017 - 09:32 AM
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London mosque attack
London mosque attack leaves at least 1 person killed, several injured

London - One person has been killed and 10 others injured after a van was rammed into worshippers near a mosque, before the driver is said to have screamed: "I'm going to kill all Muslims," British News agencies reported from the scene.

The van struck people after mounting the pavement just after midnight BST outside Muslim Welfare House, near Finsbury Park Mosque.

Here what we know so far:

Van is driven into worshippers at Finsbury Park mosque.

One man dies and 10 injured; eight people in hospital.

Suspect, 48, arrested after being detained by public.

Driver said to have screamed: 'I'm going to kill all Muslims'.

Police treating attack after Ramadan prayers as terror.

Claims two others in van; police say 'no other suspects'.

Sadiq Khan describes it as 'horrific terrorist attack'.

Theresa May to hold emergency meeting into tragedy.

Muslim body condemns 'senseless and evil attack'.

Everything we know so far about north London attack.

An attack on worshippers
An attack on worshippers outside a mosque in Finsbury Park in the early hours of Monday morning.

The van driver - described by witnesses as a large white man - was detained by members of the public after the incident in Finsbury Park early on Monday that police are treating as a terror attack.

 

The white van ploughed into pedestrians as the area was busy with worshippers attending Ramadan night prayers in Seven Sisters Road at 12.20am.

 

Amber Rudd, the Home Secretary, said police are treating it as a "terrorist incident". Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, described it as "a horrific terrorist attack".

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