Monday, 19 June 2017

LONDON MOSQUE TERROR: Finsbury Park mosque attack leaves one dead and ten injured after van ploughs into Muslim worshippers following Ramadan prayers

Footage shows the suspect in the back of a police van


What we know so far:
  • A van ran down pedestrians on Seven Sisters Road in Finsbury Park, North London just after 12:20am on Monday morning
  • One man was killed and ten people were injured outside Finsbury Park Mosque as worshippers left a late evening prayer meeting
  • Home Secretary Amber Rudd has this morning confirmed “the police are treating it as a terrorist incident”.
  • Photos of the van used in the smash show it baring the logo of a Wales-based rental company
  • Scotland Yard confirmed a man, 48, had been arrested at the scene following a massive armed response
  • He reportedly screamed “kill me, kill all Muslims” as hero bystanders tackled him to the ground
  • Prime Minister Theresa May described the attack as a “possible terror incident” and said she will chair an emergency session of the security Cabinet later today
  • Jeremy Corbyn said he was “totally shocked”
  • Muslim Council of Britain condemns the attack, saying they had “been calling for increased action to tackle the growth in hate crime for many years”
  • The chairman of the Finsbury Park Mosque says the van crash that hit worshippers was a “cowardly attack” and urged Muslims going to mosques to be vigilant

Scotland Yard has confirmed one man was pronounced dead at the scene and officers are in the process of informing his next of kin.
The attacker struck outside the Muslim Welfare House, close to Finsbury Park mosque, in north London as the area was busy with worshippers who had been attending Ramadan night prayers.
Home Secretary Amber Rudd has this morning confirmed “the police are treating it as a terrorist incident”.
The ten wounded pedestrians are being treated in the three separate hospitals while two people were treated at the scene for minor injuries.
The incident is being investigated by counter terrorism cops, who say they are currently not looking for any other suspects.

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