Friday, October 20, 2017
UK: Vehicle Hits Pedestrians in London’s Finsbury Park

UK: Vehicle Hits Pedestrians in London’s Finsbury Park

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Police are seen near Finsbury Park station after the incident in the early hours of Monday [Neil Hall/Reuters]

One person arrested after ‘major incident’ in north London, Metropolitan Police say

Police are seen near Finsbury Park station after the incident in the early hours of Monday [Neil Hall/Reuters]

A vehicle has struck pedestrians in north London, causing “a number of casualties”, UK police have said.

Witnesses said a van veered off the road into crowds outside a mosque on Seven Sisters Road near Finsbury Park station just after midnight on Monday, the Independent newspaper reported.

Metropolitan Police said one person had been arrested after officers and other emergency services arrived at the scene.

“Police were called just after 0020hrs [23:20 GMT] … to reports of a vehicle in collision with pedestrians,” they said in a statement, calling the incident “major”.

“There are a number of casualties being worked on at the scene,” police said.

The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) said it had been “informed” that a van had run over worshippers as they left a mosque in Finsbury Park.

BREAKING: We have been informed that a van has run over worshippers as they left Mosque. Our prayers are with the victims. https://twitter.com/harakha/status/876592547753328640 

Harun Khan, secretary general of the MCB, said on Twitter that he was “shocked and outraged to hear” that a van had “intentionally run over worshippers” leaving Ramadan night prayers on Seven Sisters Road.

The London Ambulance Service tweeted that a number of resources had arrived at the scene.

More to follow

Emergency services arrived at the scene near Finsbury Park station [Ritvik Carvalho/Reuters]