Attack near mosque in London: All the details


The van, at the wheel which there was a 48-year-old man, made arrival on the people in the area of Finsbury Park in the North of the British capital. The incident occurred at a time when the Muslims returned after a night of prayer. Now coming to the end of the Islamic month of Ramadan obligatory for the Muslims fasting. It started may 26 and ends on Saturday, June 24.


Arrived at the scene a large number of police and ambulances.

This is the scene at Finsbury Park station side of the cordon. Confusion as to what exactly has taken place. Helicopter up. pic.twitter.com/Rex6EFssLr

— Brian Whelan (@brianwhelanhack) 19 Jun 2017

One of the witnesses said that the van left the pavement and started chaos.

“From the window I heard a lot of yelling and screaming. All shouted: “the Truck ran into people, the truck ran into people!!”.

Initially, witnesses told us that the van had three people . One of them is arrested, the other two disappeared. However, this information was not confirmed.

The witness heard the driver shouted: “I want to kill Muslims!”.

The van driver, a 48-year-old man was arrested at the scene passers-by and handed over to the police. The video hit the time of the detention.

Police say right now there are no other suspects, but the investigation continues.

Re #SevenSisters Rd #Finsburypark incident – At this early stage there are no other suspects, however the investigation continues.

— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) 19 Jun 2017

Edition of the Evening Standard reported that after the van hit people, he ran out of the man with the knife in his hand. Police have not confirmed these data.

The police reported that in the attack one person was killed and ten were injured. Eight people were taken to hospital, two more victims assistance was provided directly to the scene.





In the Islamic centre, Muslim Welfare House, near which the attack occurred, said that to condemn the attack.

“We condemn all acts of hate that seek to divide our community apart,” reads the statement.

Prime Minister Theresa may said police consider the incident as a “potential terrorist attack”. She said that today will convene an emergency meeting.

“All my thoughts are with the victims, their families and emergency personnel located at the scene,” she said.

The Muslim Council of Britain commented on the incident in London, noting that the offender was motivated by Islamophobic sentiments.

“Terror Attack” on Worshippers Leaving #FinsburyPark @MuslimCouncil statement: https://t.co/afA3zNBHq7 pic.twitter.com/BYqxfWQaJu

— MCB (@MuslimCouncil) 19 Jun 2017

According to British media, it was in Finsbury Park mosque, which was connected with the radical preacher Abu Hamza al-Masri. It from 1997 to 2004 he was the Imam of the mosque. He was accused of having links with a terrorist network “al-Qaeda”. He was charged with incitement to hatred and incitement to murder, and in 2012 he was extradited to USA and sentenced to life in prison.

MP Diane Abbott from Hackney district of London called for a review of security for all mosques.

Note that this is the third such attack in recent times. On the night of June 4, a white van at high speed and ran over the pedestrians on London bridge. In addition, on 22 March, the terrorist crashed his car into a crowd of people on Westminster bridge.

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