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BREAKING: Man arrested after vehicle hits people outside north London mosque, Police say "several casualties"

Hiiraan Online
Sunday June 18, 2017

Police cordon off the area after reports of a van striking pedestrians outside of Finsbury Park Mosque. CREDIT: Twitter

London (HOL) - London police are responding to a ‘major incident’ after a vehicle hit several pedestrians outside a mosque on Seven Sisters Road.

The police have not yet called it a terror attack.

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One witness said that at least 10 people had been struck by the van and added that helicopters circling overheard after the incident.

Witnesses say a van drove off the road and into a crowd outside Finsbury Park Mosque in north London.

The area is home to many Somali families, many of whom pray at the mosque.

Most of those injured in the attack are believed to be Muslims who had just finished praying Tarawih- extra prayers performed by Muslims at night during Ramadan.

A police spokesperson said they were called to the scene of a collision just after 12:20 am.

They added that "a number of casualties being worked on at the scene.” and that one person has been arrested in connection with the incident.

More to follow

A photo of the suspected van used in the attack taken by a witness and uploaded to twitter. CREDIT: TWITTER via @Known_As_H

The Finsbury Park Mosque is a mosque located in Finsbury Park, North London, Borough of Islington, England.

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