Witnesses of the suspected terrorist attack in north London’s Seven Sisters Road told RT that the van driver “intentionally tried to crush people” as they exited a mosque after Ramadan evening prayers.
Footage from eyewitnesses shows the immediate aftermath of the incident at a mosque in London's Finsbury Park. The van, driven by a 48-year old man, rammed into a crowd of people as they were leaving the mosque after nightly prayers.
Police have arrested the 48-year-old driver of the van who ploughed into a crowd of pedestrians in north London, next to a Muslim center and close to a mosque. One man was pronounced dead at the scene and 10 people were injured, with eight of them being taken to the hospital.
The van attack on civilians near a mosque in north London was deliberate and should be treated as a terrorist attack, the Finsbury Park mosque’s chairman, Mohammed Kozbar, told RT. He urged police to establish the motive of the driver and look for possible accomplices.
At least one dead and 10 injured are reported in London’s Finsbury Park, where a vehicle drove into pedestrians, many of whom are believed to be Muslims coming out of the local mosque after prayers. Police have arrested one person and ambulances are on the scene.