“While this appears to be an attack on a particular community, like the awful attacks in Manchester, Westminster and London Bridge, it is also an assault on all our shared values of tolerance, freedom and respect”, Khan said.
The Sun newspaper said a van hit a crowd of people near Finsbury Park mosque.
The van slammed into worshipers leaving the mosque after midnight Ramadan prayers, injuring nine people. According to Vikram Dodd, The Guardian’s crime correspondent, counter-terrorism police are assisting local authorities, who are looking into whether the driver’s moves were intentional.
The suspect remains in custody at a London police station.
A man leapt out of the van and stabbed at least one person, the Evening Standard newspaper reported, citing witnesses.
The attack occurred outside the Muslim Welfare House, a small mosque with about 200 congregants. “We must stand united against hatred and extremism in all it’s ugly forms”, tweeted Trump, who is a top aide to her father, President Donald Trump.
Two others were treated for minor injuries at the scene.
The leader of the opposition Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn also tweeted about the crash.
His neighbour Khadijeh Sherizi said she could not believe Mr Osborne was being investigated for carrying out an attack on Muslim worshippers.
“Sending love and prayers to the victims in #FinsburyPark London“.
People had been attending mosques in the area as part of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Hate crimes directed at Muslims have increased almost five-fold, according to British security officials, speaking on condition of anonymity in line with official policy. A number of police and ambulances were in attendance. One person has been arrested.
It comes after a van ploughed into Muslims outside the Finsbury Park Mosque in the early hours of this morning.
“London police are already stretched by a series of tragedies including a June 14 high-rise apartment fire in which 79 people are presumed dead and a June 3 terror attack near London Bridge that killed seven people â€” said they are putting more officers on the street to reassure the public.
May said the attack was “every bit as sickening as those that have come before”, referring to three Islamist-inspired attacks in London and Manchester this year that have killed 35 people and injured around 200. An hour after police arrived, one resident wrote on Twitter that “agitated” bystanders were classifying the incident as terrorism and questioned the media response.
No other details were immediately available.