Several injured in London after reports of vehicle ramming pedestrians

Joan Terry
June 19, 2017

A new board of trustees and management took over in February 2005, a year after Abu Hamza was arrested by British police, since when attendance has greatly increased among worshippers from various communities, according to the mosque's website.

The attacks were a factor in campaigning ahead of the June 8 election, with Prime Minister May criticised for overseeing a drop of 20,000 in the number of police officers in England and Wales as interior minister from 2010 to 2016.

TFL said that the road was closed over the incident, saying: "A503 Seven Sisters Rd is now closed N/B at Hornsey Rd & S/B at Rock St due to an emergency services incident".

Police have said the crash caused several casualties and that one person has been arrested.

The Muslim Council of Britain tweeted: "We have been informed that a van has run over worshippers as they left #FinsburyPark Mosque". Muslims now are observing Ramadan, during which they fast from dawn to dusk and engage in intense prayer and feast at sundown.

This incident is coming weeks after suspected attacks on the United Kingdom by suspected terrorists.

On June 3, three Islamic terrorists killed eight people after ramming a van into pedestrians on London Bridge and stabbing dozens in nearby Borough Market.

A witness told Sky News that she "could see at least two people on the floor, not moving".

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"We have worked very hard over decades to build a peaceful and tolerant community here in Finsbury Park and we totally condemn any act of hate that tries to drive our wonderful community apart", Mr Kacimi said.

The man, who did not want to be named, said: "The gentleman went straight down this road, people were just conversing, talking, just doing what we're doing". More than ten people have been injured by a van hitting pedestrians in north London, the Daily Mail said on Monday. She said a police officer was doing what looked like a "cardiac massage, as if they might have had a bad heart or something".

She added: "I saw a lot of people injured". The 48-year-old, who is believed to be the driver, was apprehended by bystanders and handed over to authorities, police said.

It is unclear at this point whether the collision was deliberate or not.

Opened in 1994, Finsbury Park Mosque is an unassuming five-story redbrick building in residential north London, close to Arsenal Football Club's Emirates Stadium.

"While this appears to be an attack on a particular community, like the awful attacks in Manchester, Westminster and London Bridge it is also an assault on all our shared values of tolerance, freedom and respect".

LBC reporter Rachael Venables caught the touching moment when the Muslim men prayed for the victims of the attack in the street.

One man, who gave his name as Mohin, said his cousin was caught up in the incident.

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