Van Hits Worshippers At North London Mosque

A vehicle struck pedestrians near a mosque in north London early Mond.

"According to eye witnesses, the response of the emergency services at the scene, was put into question".

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

- Just after midnight Monday, a van ran into a group of people in London's Finsbury Park neighborhood.

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".

(Yui Mok/PA via AP). Please report anything suspicious to the police, but only call 999 in an emergency.

"We have a witness saying that the guy who did what he did, the driver of the van, said 'I did my bit, ' which means he's not mentally ill", Kacimi said.

Police have not yet provided further details.

"I would like to thank those people who helped police in detaining the man and worked with officers to calmly and quickly get him into our custody", Basu said.

Communities and Local Government Secretary Sajid Javid spoke briefly to concerned residents before being led through the police cordon as he visited the scene.

Police said a suspect was quickly and calmly turned over to the police, and that no one else was found in the van.

"- On its Twitter account, the London's Metropolitan Police said "#SevenSisters Rd #Finsburypark incident - At this early stage there are no other suspects, however the investigation continues".

The incident followed a series of attacks in Britain.

Opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who is the MP for the area, said he was "totally shocked". Eight others are in hospital, with two in a very serious condition.

Mosque chairman, Mohammed Kozbar, described it as "a cowardly attack which is no different than the attacks in Manchester and London".

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"All the victims were Muslim and there are now no- other suspects", he added. It said its prayers are with the victims.

The driver will undergo a mental health assessment in due course, police say. One person was killed and 10 were hurt.

A 48-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the attack Who was behind it? His motive is not yet clear but anti-Muslim terrorism is suspected. "No one! No one!"

A delivery driver who was on a bike about three cars behind the incident, Mohammad Abdullah, told Sky News he saw the van take a sudden left turn. The attack is still being tackled as a "potential" terrorist attack.

The Council has called for increased security measures at mosques.

Eight people injured were taken to three separate hospitals, and two people were treated at the scene for minor injuries, police said.

Police said the 48-year-old man who was driving the van that hit people leaving evening prayers at the Finsbury Park mosque has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

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

The incident comes at a time when emotions are high in the United Kingdom, in the wake of a series of deadly terrorist attacks. "One has been arrested and two ran away", he added.

Police have also denied rumors that a knife was involved.

The scene at Finsbury Park shortly after the attack. "My prayers are with the victims and their families", read the statement.

People had been attending mosques in the area as part of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

According to a tweet from Transport for London, Seven Sisters Road has been closed northbound at Hornsey Road and southbound at Rock Street.

"They were very nervous, shouting very loud, trying desperately to make some signs to a police vehicle that was just passing the road", she told CNN.

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