What we know: Pedestrians struck near north London mosque

A van slammed into Muslim worshippers near a mosque in north London early this morning, killing at least one and injuring 10, British police and Islamic officials said. "Eight people injured were taken to three separate hospitals", police said in a statement, adding that two other people were treated for minor injuries.

Muslims pray on a sidewalk in the Finsbury Park area of north London after a vehicle hit pedestrians, on June 19, 2017.

The Guardian reports that police arrested one man, believed to be the driver of the vehicle.

Numerous victims are believed to have just left evening prayers at the Muslim Welfare House after breaking the Ramadan fast.

The mosque is near Seven Sisters Road, where the accident happened, and was once a notorious hub for radical Islamists but has entirely changed under new management.

Ten people have been injured in the incident which is being investigated by counter terror police.

The van mounted the pavement and struck a group of people just after midnight near Finsbury Park Mosque in Seven Sisters Road.

London' police force have declined to explain why the person charged with attempted murder in the attack on pedestrians outside the Finsbury Park mosque was not immediately charged in connection with a man who died at the scene.

Some witnesses at the scene said more than one attacker may have been involved.

The London Ambulance Service said it had sent "a number of resources" to the scene.

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, who is the MP for Islington North, the constituency where the mosque is located, tweeted his shock at the attack.

Prime Minister Theresa May described the crash as a "potential terrorist attack" and said she would chair an emergency security Cabinet session later Monday.

Britain has seen two other attacks this year.

"The driver of the van - a man aged 48 - was found detained by members of public at the scene and then arrested by police in connection with the incident".

Both Muslim Welfare House and the Finsbury Park Mosque are a short walk south of Finsbury Park train station.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan condemned an apparent anti-Muslim auto ramming incident outside a mosque in north London on Monday as a "horrific terrorist attack".

He said the driver had run out of the van but a group of people caught him and held him until police arrived.

Ten have been confirmed injured and one dead in Seven Sisters Road - although it's not been confirmed whether this is related to the incident.

Abu Hamza, who was the mosque's imam from 1997 to 2003, was later extradited to the United States, where he was convicted of supporting al Qaeda and Taliban terrorists, and sentenced to life in prison in 2015.

The incident comes at a time when emotions are high in England, where there have been several recent terrorist attacks in recent weeks.

"He tried to do a London Bridge thing".

On May 22, a suicide attack killed 22 people and injured almost 60 after an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.



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