Several injured in London after reports of vehicle ramming pedestrians

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Shortly after midnight in North London, a van struck pedestrians who were leaving a well-known mosque after late-night prayers associated with Ramadan.

Witnesses described seeing police giving emergency medical treatment to victims after the incident at 12.20am on Monday in Seven Sisters Road.

"There are a number of casualties being worked on at the scene", London police said. A man, believed to be the driver of the vehicle, has been arrested, they said.

This is a breaking news story. Police said eight of the injured were hospitalized; the other two had minor injuries and were treated at the scene. "I didn't see the attacker himself, although he seems to have been arrested, but I did see the van".

It later updated the location: "UPDATE: the attack took place outside @MWH_London which is nearby the #FinsburyPark mosque, not outside Finsbury Park mosque itself".

Condemning the incident, Prime Minister Theresa May said: "This is a bad incident", adding, "All my thoughts are with those who have been injured, their loved ones, and the emergency services on the scene".

The London Ambulance service said it had sent "a number of resources". His attack killed five people.

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