23rd May 03:28 AM
Vehicle hits pedestrians in London causing casualties
By Lena Reece
Monday 19/06/2017
Incident at Seven Sisters Road in London where a vehicle has hit pedestrians [Photo: Thomas Van Hulle]

A man has died and eight people have been injured after a van ploughed into pedestrians near a north London mosque.

Metropolitan Police in a statement said the van mounted the pavement and struck a group of people just after midday today near Finsbury Park Mosque in Seven Sisters Road.

Police says that a 48‑year‑old man has been arrested and counter terrorism officers are at the scene.

The Muslim Council of Britain said a van "intentionally" ran over worshippers.

Many of the victims are believed to have just left evening prayers after breaking the Ramadan fast.

Prime Minister Theresa May will chair an emergency meeting later and said police were treating it "as a potential terrorist attack".

She described it as a “terrible incident”, adding: “All my thoughts are with those who have been injured, their loved ones and the emergency services on the scene.”

Source: BBC

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