Video footage helps identify London mosque attacker

Vincent Carr
June 20, 2017

At least 10 people were injured when a van ploughed into a group of worshippers as they exited the mosque at about 12.20am today. On a Facebook post, he called on Londoners to "pull together".

Another eyewitness, who gave his name as Athman, told AFP: "People were screaming: "It's a terrorist attack, it's an attack, this guy attacked us", and I had to run back and tried to save people who were still alive and giving water, helping the police". The previous attacks had been blamed on Islamist extremists.

He said the attack was one of terror and that it was "similar" to those which have recently happened in Manchester, Westminster and London Bridge.

London police chief Cressida Dick said the incident was "quite clearly an attack on Muslims" and promised a stepped-up police presence near mosques as the holy month of Ramadan draws to a close.

Rowling goes on to praise Imam Mohammed Mahmoud, who protected the Finsbury Park attacker from the crowd until police arrived: 'The extraordinary decency and courage of this act has brought me to tears this morning.

An imam from the Muslim Welfare House who stepped in to protect the driver from the angry crowd after the incident was hailed as a hero in British newspapers on Tuesday. "This person was conscious".

Witnesses described hearing a van driver, who was detained by members of the public at the scene, shout: "I'm going to kill Muslims". It has not been associated with radical views for more than a decade.

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It is located a short walk away from Emirates Stadium, home of the Arsenal football club in north London.

"I know exactly what people are thinking by their looks", she said.

Asked by ITV News what she thought when she found her son was in custody, she said: "Oh God... you just can't imagine".

Britain's terrorist alert has been set at "severe" meaning an attack is highly likely.

The man died and nine people were taken to three London hospitals, while two others were treated for minor injuries.

"Buildings were evacuated and sweeps carried out by Police and Mosque staff".

On March 22, a man drove a rented vehicle into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge in London and stabbed a policeman to death before being shot dead.

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