Council says van struck people leaving mosque

Council says van struck people leaving mosque

Eyewitnesses reported seeing police give emergency heart massage to at least one of the injured.

The London Ambulance Service said it was responding to the incident.

US cable news networks jumped on the story, which extends a particularly violent spring in the U.K. Earlier this month came a similar vehicular attack on pedestrians on London Bridge followed series of stabbings carried out by ISIS-affiliated assailants.

"We call it a terrorist attack as we called it in Manchester, Westminster and London Bridge".

The incident comes at a time of political turmoil in Britain, as Prime Minister Theresa May plunges into divorce talks with the European Union weakened by the loss of her parliamentary majority in a June 8 election.

Another witness told the station: "I saw police giving CPR, getting the heart going again and another guy on the floor".

"All my thoughts are with the victims, their families and the emergency services on the scene", she said.

"I'm totally shocked at the incident at Finsbury Park tonight".

"He tried to kill a lot of people so obviously it's a terrorist attack". I have also spoken with community organisations in the area, local MP Jeremy Corbyn and leader of the council Richard Watts.

Witnesses said a van veered off the road into crowds outside Finsbury Park mosque, the Independent newspaper reported. He complained that the "mainstream media" was unwilling to call the attack a terrorist incident for many hours. One person was killed and 10 were hurt. "No one! No one!"

The crash occurred shortly after midnight.

"These were the kinds of comments people were yelling out", she said.

"He has been taken to hospital as a precaution, and will be taken into custody once discharged". "Our prayers are with the victims", they said on Twitter.

The Secretary General of the Council, Harun Khan, added in another tweet that the attack was "intentional". "It appears from eyewitness accounts that the perpetrator was motivated by Islamophobia".

A 48-year-old man has been arrested.

A number of people have been injured after a van allegedly ploughed into worshippers outside a London mosque. Two others had minor injuries and were treated at the scene.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan, the first Muslim to serve in that position, said extra police would be deployed.

"Some big van. crushing the people in the mosque".

The Islington borough of North London, of which Finsbury Park is a part, is home to a large Muslim community.

The Finsbury Park Mosque - located in a vibrant, multicultural area of north London - was once closely associated with extremism.

The London Ambulance service said in a tweet that "a number of resources have been sent to an incident in Seven Sisters Road".

Further details were not immediately available.