One Person Arrested After Vehicle Hits Pedestrians Near London’s Finsbury Park Mosque

 One Person Arrested After Vehicle Hits Pedestrians Near London’s Finsbury Park Mosque

City of London Police car in London, England. Photo: André Gustavo Stumpf.



A vehicle has hit pedestrians in the Finsbury Park area of north London near a mosque, injuring several people, police say.

Police said one person had been arrested after the incident, which occurred around 12:15 a.m. on June 19.

The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) said on Twitter that the incident occurred near the Finsbury Park Mosque and that a van “intentionally” hit worshippers leaving the mosque.

Witnesses told Sky News and the BBC that about 10 people were injured.

Police would only say that “there are a number of casualties being worked on at the scene.”

It was not immediately clear if the incident were terror-related or an accident, but Sky News reported that armed police were on the scene.

The Muslim Council said on Twitter that “we have been informed that a van has run over worshippers as they left #FinsburyPark Mosque. Our prayers are with the victims,” the council wrote.

The MCB leader, Harun Khan, said in a tweet that a van had “intentionally” run over people leaving midnight prayers at the mosque.

Full story: rferl.org

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