London vehicle hits pedestrians, police say 'number of casualties'

Bruno Cirelli
Giugno 20, 2017

The suspect, Darren Osborne, is heckled as he is led away by police in Seven Sisters Road.

A terror attack in London left one man dead and several others injured after a van drove into pedestrians outside Finsbury Park Mosque after the end of evening prayers.

"He was saying "I wanna kill more people, I wanna kill more Muslims", Abdulrahman Aidroos told the BBC. As part of the investigation, searches are being carried out at a residential address in Cardiff.

- Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu praised citizens who helped in the immediate aftermath of the attack: "Their restraint in the circumstances is commendable".

Shortly after the incident took place, Khan referred to it as a "horrific terrorist attack".

"Extra police resources have already been deployed to reassure communities, and police will continue to assess the security needs of mosques and provide any additional resources needed", she said. British Prime Minister Theresa May said police were investigating the incident as a terrorist attack. Mrs May did not meet any survivors when she first visited the scene of the fire, and was heckled when she returned a day later. He has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, according to police.

"I spoke to the eyewitness who caught the man and kept him safe, stopped him from being harmed by the local group that he attacked. People bleeding. I've seen the guy being held on the floor", Ibn Oman told Reuters at the scene.

The driver of a van is in custody after he allegedly drove his vehicle into a group of people leaving the Finbury Park Mosque early Monday.

"The attack on Westminster bridge, the attack on London Bridge, the attack in Manchester, the attack last night - all of these are attacks on our shared values of our freedom, of tolerance and of respect, and terrorism is terrorism whether someone is inspired by an Islamist narrative or other forms of 'inspiration, '" he said. It was a lot of police, a bad scenario really - I hope it will never happen again.

The imam rushed out and saw about 15 people on the scene who were tending to the injured and also giving CPR to the man who has since died. Officers are in the process of informing next of kin.

"At this stage there are no reports of any persons having suffered any knife injuries".

Security Minster Ben Wallace said the suspect - described by witnesses as a large, white man - was not known to the security services.

Ten people were hurt, eight were taken to area hospitals. "He will also be subject of a mental health assessment in due course".

The incident followed a series of attacks in Britain. "Our prayers are with the victims".

An AFP reporter could see a helicopter overhead and several emergency vehicles at the scene on Seven Sisters Road, a busy thoroughfare.

Witness Hussain Ali, 28, told the Press Association that "the leader of the mosque said "You do not touch him".

"And he just came into all of us".

"He tried to kill a lot of people so obviously it's a terrorist attack".

"My message to the Government is, we need to get the right level of funding for a capital city". I was shocked, shocked, shocked. "I just hope they did".

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