London Mosque attack: 15 Facts you should know

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A van drove into a crowd of worshippers after they left a mosque in north London.

The van,white in colour, had being hired in wales and driven to the Muslim Welfare House on Seven Sisters Road.

The van driver a supposed 48-year-old man – was apprehended by members of the public before he was handed over to the Police.

He is possibly to be charged to court, after interrogation and investigation,based on suspicion of attempted murder.

All the injured were members of the Muslim community, as the attack took place outside the Muslim Welfare House, which was a few hundred metres away from Finsbury Park mosque.

The streets had being crowded and filled with people because prayers had just ended at the nearby Finsbury Park mosque.

A man died on the scene while receiving first aid from members of the public when the attack took place.

Eight people were injured and are in hospital, two with very serious injuries, and two others were treated at the scene.

Some witnesses reported seeing three people leave the van.

British PM Theresa May said police were treating the incident “as a potential terrorist attack” and would be chairing a meeting of the Cobra emergency committee today.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, and is the MP representing the area, said he was “shocked by this horrific and cruel attack”.

He visited the scene of the attack and will attend prayers at Finsbury Park mosque today.

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan,has condemned the incident, calling it a “horrific terrorist attack” on “innocent Londoners”.

Metropolitan Police commissioner, Cressida Dick, said that extra officers were being deployed to the area, as a means of reassuring the local community, especially places of worship.

The Muslim Council of Great Britain called it a attack ‘motivated by Islamophobia’.

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