London police plead for calm after attack at mosque

With the early Monday incident, details are coming together with some rumors solidifying as fact.

There has been a wave of messages from Finsbury Park locals expressing their love for their area.

The crash occurred near the Finsbury Park mosque. A vehicle struck pedestrians near a mosque in north London early Monday morn.

One man outside the Finsbury Park mosque died at the scene, a van driver was arrested and eight people were taken to hospitals following the early morning incident.

The force said the investigation of the incident is being carried out by the Counter Terrorism Command.

Metropolitan Police's deputy assistant commissioner Neil Basu said the attack began when the van was driven into a man who was already being given first aid by the public on the pavement.

Held to commemorate the one year anniversary of the death of Jo Cox, Finsbury Park mosque general secretary Mohammed Kozbar called on people to work together to stop atrocities including her death and the recent attacks in London.

One dead, several injured as van driven through crowd outside London mosque
A view of the van believed to have been used in the attack on pedestrians in Finsbury Park area of north London on June 19, 2017 . The council's secretary general Harun Khan says the incident took place outside the Muslim Welfare House in Seven Sisters Road.

The 48-year-old driver of the van was detained by members of the public and arrested by police. Police have not released his identity. Eight people injured have been taken to hospital.

"A man was taken ill and they were trying to help him, that is why there was a large crowd and visibly you can tell people are Muslims, I am not going to say the countries but they were clearly Muslim".

Despite the change in leadership and the focus on bolstering inter-faith relations, the mosque reported that it had received a string of threatening emails and letters in the wake of the terror attacks in Paris.

On his Facebook page, Khan at the time called on Londoners "to pull together, and send a clear message around the world that our city will never be divided by these disgusting individuals who seek to harm us and destroy our way of life". It also came as Muslims are celebrating the holy time of Ramadan.

"It was an assault on our shared values of tolerance, freedom and respect", he said in a statement.

Describing the horrifying scene which unfolded outside the Islamic centre early on Monday morning, he continued: "All I heard was a banging, then I turned and saw all the shouting and running".

In her Downing Street statement, May described the incident as "an attack that once again targeted the ordinary and the innocent going about their daily lives", and pledged to target hatred against Muslims.

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But he was overpowered by bystanders and detained until police arrived. "This person was conscious".

The Muslim Council in the United Kingdom confirmed that a van struck hit worshippers. An attack on one community is an attack on all of us.

"This is being treated as a terrorist attack". He contained him with two or three other guys and gave him to the police once they arrived.

"There has been an outpouring of sympathy for all for the recent terror attacks but hardly a whisper on this attack", he said. We must do the same to those who peddle Islamophobia'.

Men pray after a vehicle collided with pedestrians near a mosque in the Finsbury Park neighborhood of North London, Britain June 19, 2017.

"All my thoughts are with the victims, their families and the emergency services on the scene", May said, adding that she would chair an emergency response meeting later on Monday.

Britain's terrorist alert has been set at "severe", meaning an attack is highly likely. May says police are treating the crash as a potential terrorist attack.

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The talks in Brussels consist of an opening session with both Mr Davis and Mr Barnier each joined by a large team of officials. Looking more sombre than his British counterpart, he said he hoped they could agree on a format and timetable on Monday.

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

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