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Vehicle strikes several pedestrians on London road

19 Junio 2017, 04:14 | Crisanna Felipe

Vehicle hits pedestrians in London, several wounded: police

London van accident

"A number police units are at, and managing the cordons around, the crime scene, including local officers and those from neighbouring boroughs - supported by armed officers and the Territorial Support Group".

Another eyewitness, who lives in a flat on the Seven Sisters Road, said the van seemed to have hit people who were coming out of the Finsbury Park mosque after prayers finished, the BBC reported.

According to a witness who asked to be called Abdulrahman, which is not his real name, the driver of the van said: "I want to kill Muslims".

UK Prime Minister Theresa May said police are treating the incident "as a potential terrorist attack", and has confirmed that counter-terrorism command is leading an active inquiry.

The area of north London where a vehicle ploughed into worshippers who had left a nearby mosque early Monday is vibrant, ethnically diverse and home to a strong Muslim community.

The council's secretary general Harun Khan issued a statement following the incident outside the Muslim Welfare House on Seven Sisters Road.

The crash occurred at a time when the multi-ethnic area was crowded with Muslims leaving the local mosque after late night Ramadan prayers.

- Two people were treated at the scene, May said, and eight others have been taken to three hospitals.

The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said extra police had been deployed to reassure communities, especially those observing Ramadan, describing the attack as "an assault on all our shared values of tolerance, freedom and respect".

"This was an attack on London and all Londoners".

Police said they closed the adjacent road in both directions and were dealing with "a major incident".

Shocking footage from the scene showed Muslims tackling the suspected attacker and holding him at the scene, after he reportedly screamed "I'm gonna kill all Muslims".

Witnesses said that an imam from the mosque protected the driver of the van from angry members of the public until the police could arrive.

He added: "I said, 'tell me why did you try driving to kill innocent people?'"

Vanzella said she saw police put a man into a police vehicle and take him away, but she didn't see them arrest him. "Thank God I just moved to the side, I just jumped", the witness added.

Rudd, who is in charge for government law enforcement, said: "Londoners have been hit with a series of attacks and have been nothing short of heroic." she said Monday.

A witness, Abdiqadir Warra, told AFP that the van "drove at people" and that some of the victims were carried for several metres along the road. "I didn't see the attacker himself, although he seems to have been arrested, I did see the van".

-The Finsbury Park Mosque "condemns in the strongest terms" a "heinous terrorist attack" early Monday, according to a statement released by the mosque. One man died at the scene and 10 people were injured.

However, it said at this stage there are no reports of any people having suffered any knife injuries.

Islington's northern part is represented in Parliament by Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the Labour Party.

Manchester was also hit by a severe attack when a bomber killed more than 20 people at an Ariana Grande concert.

On March 22, a 52-year-old Briton rammed a vehicle into a crowd of pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, fatally injuring four of them, and then stabbed a police officer to death before he was gunned down by police.



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