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Raw: Vehicle Strikes Pedestrians on London Road

Raw: Vehicle Strikes Pedestrians on London Road

Several people were injured in north London early on Monday after reports that a vehicle rammed into pedestrians, British police said.

Numerous victims are believed to have just finished worshipping at the Finsbury Park mosque after breaking the Ramadan fast.

The Muslim Council of Britain said the vehicle had hit people as they were leaving Finsbury Park mosque.

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This story will be updated as new information becomes available.

Chairman of the mosque at Finsbury Park Mohammed Kozbar tweeted: "Our thoughts and prayers with those who got injured and effected by this cowardly attack in Finsbury Park area, many casualties in the floor". "A Number of patients were also treated at the scene for minor injuries".

Police said the driver was detained by the crowd until police arrived.

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"We have sent a number of ambulance crews, advance paramedics and specialist response teams to the scene", the London Ambulance Service said in a statement.

An eyewitness told the ABC that worshippers were "minding our own business, drinking tea, relaxing after the mosque" when "a big white van swerved in".

During the 2016 USA presidential campaign, Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn invited Donald Trump to visit Finsbury Park Mosque to show him how "multicultural, multifaith" Britain "works". We can only pray for the victims of what nearly certainly is a terrorist attack, and await more information.

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