A vehicle has hit pedestrians in the Finsbury Park area of north London, killing at least one and injuring 8 others, police said on Monday (IST), adding that one person had been arrested.
â€œPolice were called just after 0020 hours (2320 GMT) 18 June to reports of a vehicle in collision with pedestrians,â€ police said in a statement. â€œThere are a number of casualties being worked on at the scene. There has been one person arrested,â€ the statement said.
London police say one person died and 8 injured when van hit crowd near Finsbury Park; Counter Terrorism Command investigating pic.twitter.com/EwqyQSYxBnâ€” ANI (@ANI_news) June 19, 2017
The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), an umbrella body, said on Twitter: â€œWe have been informed that a van has run over worshippers as they left #FinsburyPark Mosque. Our prayers are with the victims.
Harun Khan, the head of the MCB, tweeted that the van had â€œintentionallyâ€ run over people leaving night prayers held during the holy month of Ramadan.
The mosque is near Seven Sisters Road, where the accident happened, and was once a notorious hub for radical Islamists but has entirely changed under new management.