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June 18 2017


Two feared dead in new London 'terror attack' as a white van driver ploughs into Muslims as they helped an elderly man who had collapsed at a bus stop outside well-known Finsbury Park Mosque

A van ploughed into a crowd on Seven Sisters Road near Finsbury Park Mosque at around 20 past midnight

Muslims were leaving taraweeh, late-night prayers observed during the festival of Ramadan when the van hit

A white man was pictured being arrested by officers at the scene after he was pinned by worshippers

It's believed two other  suspects are on the run after fleeing the scene, unconfirmed reports they had knives

It is believed the victims were tryin to help a man who had collapsed at a bus stop with a medical issue 






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The Sun: What we know so far:

  • A van ran down pedestrians on Seven Sisters Road in Finsbury Park, North London just after 12:20am on Monday morning
  • One man was killed and ten people were injured outside Finsbury Park Mosque as worshippers left a late evening prayer meeting
  • Police have confirmed they are treating the incident as a terror attack
  • Scotland Yard arrested a man, 48, at the scene on suspicion of attempted murder following a massive armed response
  • He reportedly screamed “kill me, kill all Muslims” as hero bystanders tackled him to the ground and was filmed blowing kisses from the back of the police van
  • The man who died was already receiving first aid and it is not yet known if his death was caused by attack, Met Police have said
  • Photos of the van used in the smash show it bearing the logo of a Wales-based rental company
  • A heroic imam has been praised for his efforts to calm the chaotic situation in the aftermath of the attack.
  • The Muslim Council of Britain has condemned the attack and has appealed for calm in its wake
  • Prime Minister Theresa May has said her “thoughts are with the victims”. She will chair an emergency session of the security Cabinet later today
  • Jeremy Corbyn said he was “totally shocked” and has today visited the scene
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