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One killed in London mosque attack

One killed in London mosque attack

Ms May will chair an emergency meeting following the incident. A police officer talks to local people at Finsbury Park in north London, where a vehicle struck pedestrians in north London Monday, June 19, 2017.

Scotland Yard said the man who died was already being treated having fallen ill before the incident unfolded. In March, a lone attacker drove his auto into people on Westminster Bridge, then fatally stabbed a police officer at the gates of Parliament.

One person has been arrested but police have not said if the crash was deliberate or accidental.

"And then the imam of the mosque actually came out and said: "Don't hit him, hand him over to the police, pin him down".

Police said there were no reports of anyone suffering from knife injuries after speculation at the scene the driver was armed with a knife. Police said earlier that one person was arrested.

Images of the van showed it was rented from Pontyclun Van Hire in Pontyclun, near Cardiff.

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We will focus on reports from police officials and other authorities, credible news outlets and reporters who are at the scene. It was exactly the same time as the prayers finished. [It] was this mosque and the other mosque just around the corner.

"This was an attack on London and all Londoners and we should all stand together against extremists whatever their cause", said Neil Basu, senior counter-terrorism officer for the Metropolitan Police. Many police cars and ambulances were responding.

Mohammed Kozbar, chairman of the Finsbury Park mosque, described it as a "cowardly attack which is no different from the attacks in Manchester or London", referring to the suicide bombing in Manchester in northwest England on May 22, which left 22 people dead.

Since March, there have been five other planned attacks of which two were prevented and three carried out - in Westminster, Manchester and London Bridge.

British security officials, speaking on condition of anonymity in line with official policy, said hate crimes directed at Muslims have increased almost five-fold in the wake of several attacks in Britain.

Police guard a street in north London where a van hit pedestrians near a mosque. He explained to me that the man was very violent, aggressive, and he came over him until the police arrival - but there were other people helping him because the crowd was extremely angry, unhappy, so some people started acting violently too.

Police said in a statement there were "a number of casualties", adding that they were called to reports of "a vehicle in collision with pedestrians" at 00:20 am (2320 GMT). His motive is not yet clear but anti-Muslim terrorism is suspected.

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He said: "The leader of the mosque said "You do not touch him".

"It is particularly disconcerting as it seemed to be particularly targeted at worshippers just finishing their prayers during the holy month of Ramadan".

A van drove into pedestrians near a north London mosque on Monday morning, killing one man and injuring eight in a "potential terrorist attack" believed to be motivated by Islamophobia. He was taken to hospital as a precaution, where he'll receive a mental health assessment, according to the statement.

- All of the victims were from the Muslim community, police said.

The Muslim Council tweeted that worshippers were struck by a van as they were leaving prayers near the Finsbury Park mosque.

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