1 arrested after vehicle strikes pedestrians in London

Ruben Ruiz
June 19, 2017

Someone in the crowd is heard yelling, "No one touch him!"

London Mayor Sadiq Khan condemned the attack.

London Ambulance Service confirmed they had sent ambulances - as well as an air ambulance - to get people to hospital. "Everybody was shouting: "A van's hit people, a van's hit people", one woman who lives opposite the scene told the media. "It appears from eyewitness accounts that the perpetrator was motivated by Islamophobia", he said.

Abdulrahman Saleh Alamoudi said he was among a group of people helping an elderly worshipper who had fallen down when the van swerved towards them. Ten were injured - eight were taken to hospital while two were able to leave after being treated at the scene.

Harun Khan, the head of the MCB, tweeted that the van had "intentionally" run over people leaving night prayers held during the holy month of Ramadan.

The incident bore the hallmarks of a terrorist attack in the British capital earlier this month.

Kozbar reportedly said this was "a serious incident, maybe a terrorist incident, which affects a lot of people" in this part of London. We will focus on reports from police officials and other authorities, credible news outlets and reporters who are at the scene. Police said earlier that one person was arrested. Furthermore, there were initial reports from the scene indicating that the driver used a knife after the auto ramming however, local law enforcement repudiated the rumors.

The crash occurred near the Finsbury Park mosque.

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Prime Minister May said police were treating the van incident "as a potential terrorist attack".

One man, who was receiving first aid from the public at the scene, died after the driver struck, but Basu said it was "too early to state if his death was as a result of the attack".

Opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Twitter: "I'm totally shocked at the incident at Finsbury Park".

It was also reported that the man was shielded from angry bystanders by an imam from Finsbury Park mosque. We do not know how many were injured or killed, but our prayers are with the victims and families.

Police cordon off a street in the Finsbury Park area of north London after a van hit pedestrians.

Police and ambulance services arrived at the scene about 00:20 am.

No other details were immediately available. Police say a vehicle struck pedestrians on the road in north London, leaving sever. One person has been arrested.

Officers were called at 00.20 BST and remain at the scene, the Metropolitan Police said, describing it as a "major incident". The London Ambulance Service said it was responding to the incident.

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