Police officers attend to the scene after a vehicle collided with pedestrians near a mosque in the Finsbury Park neighbourhood of North London June 19, 2017.
A 48-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.
“We found about 15 to 20 people on the scene tending to the injured, administering CPR on the brother who is now deceased, and three people restraining the assailant”, he said, adding “they couldn’t hold him down and push back the people trying to hit him, so we pushed those people back”.
“There has been an outpouring of sympathy for all the recent terror attacks but hardly a whisper on this attack”, said 23-year-old Ali Habib, who described how the white van swerve into a crowd of worshippers gathered outside a mosque following evening prayers.
Rowling noted that certain outlets continued to direct blame at the mosque, which had just seen its worshippers targeted in a violent terrorist attack despite its well-documented work in combating extremism. Vanzella said she went to the window and saw “loads of people gathering” in a corner across the road from her window.
It came at a tumultuous time for the government with Britain starting complex divorce talks with the European Union and May negotiating with a small Northern Irish party to stay in power after losing her parliamentary majority in a snap election that backfired.
Numerous victims are believed to have just left evening prayers at the Muslim Welfare House after breaking the Ramadan fast. Many police cars and ambulances were responding.
“I pray in front of the mosque on Fridays, but when it’s full I pray in the street”.
“One guy caught the guy and brought him down”, Bouhllissa told reporters.
The imam of Muslim Welfare House – which is also a community centre – said a passing police van was flagged down after the attack.
Counter-terror detectives are said to be working at unprecedented levels following the fourth terrorist attack in the United Kingdom in three months.
Ten people were injured, with eight of them sent to hospitals, and police are investigating whether a man who died while being given first aid at the scene died from the attack or something else.
Ben Wallace, the Security Minister said that the suspect was not known to the security services and they believe that the accused acted on its own.
“There were a group of brothers who were calm and collected and managed to calm people down and to extinguish any flames of anger or mob rule that would have taken charge had this group of mature brothers not stepped in”, he said.
On March 22, a man drove a rented auto into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge in London and stabbed a policeman to death before being shot dead.
It also follows a suicide bombing at a pop concert in Manchester, northern England, in May which killed 22, while in March, a man drove a rented vehicle into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge in London and stabbed a policeman to death before being shot dead. In March, Khalid Masood killed five after driving into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before stabbing a police officer in the grounds of the Houses of Parliament.
“The Muslim Community in this area is horrified at this incident and is concerned and shocked at the events”.
After the London Bridge attack, city mayor Sadiq Khan’s office reported a 40-percent increase in racist incidents in the capital and a fivefold increase in anti-Muslim incidents.
It was the same tactic Islamic extremists used in recent assaults on Westminster Bridge and London Bridge.
“Hatred and evil of this kind will never succeed”, she said in a televised statement.
May visited the Finsbury Park mosque to meet community leaders on Monday afternoon, but was heckled by local residents as she arrived.