One man has been killed and eight injured after a white van plowed into a group of worshippers in Finsbury Park in the latest terror attack to hit London.
Witnesses described hearing the man, who was detained by members of the public at the scene, shout: “I’m going to kill Muslims.”
He is also alleged to have told the injured: “You deserve it.”
Theresa May has condemned the attack and branded it “every bit as sickening” as the recent atrocities in London and Manchester.
Police and community leaders have praised those who restrained the van driver and stopped others from attacking him before police arrived and arrested him on suspicion of attempted murder
According to an eyewitness, the suspect – a 48-year-old who was detained by onlookers before being arrested by police – screamed “I’m going to kill all Muslims” before he was tackled to the floor outside the Muslim Welfare House on Seven Sisters Road.
Abdulrahman Saleh Alamoudi said he was among a group of people helping an elderly worshipper who had fallen down, possibly due to the heat, when the van swerved towards them.
Here are the latest updates:
One man has died in the incident
Eight more have been injured and taken to hospital
Police have said incident being treated as terror-related
48-year-old detained by members of the public and then arrested by police
Police called at 12.20am to reports of a vehicle striking pedestrians in Seven Sisters Road
Witnesses say van struck pedestrians who were helping an elderly man
Police say no other suspects have been reported to police.
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