Pedestrians struck by a vehicle near a mosque in north London killing one man and injuring ten people. Fox’s Amy Kellogg has the story.
The 47-year-old man who was arrested is facing charges of commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism including murder as well as attempted murder and the counter terrorism command is investigating the attack.
The driver of the van that plowed into Muslim worshipers after their midnight prayers was pummeled by people in the crowd until the imam of the Finsbury Park Mosque ordered them not to harm them — to wait for police.
The van driver has not been named. This is what the mayor of London had to say about what happened last night.
“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 Islamic narrative or other forms of ‘inspiration’.”
One man was killed — he had fallen ill and was being attended to when the van plowed into him. Ten are injured. The van appears to have come from a Welsh company. Searches are being made in Cardiff.
Authorities are looking into whether this was a crime of opportunity or premeditated.
Police here have vowed increased security around mosques which are particularly busy now as the Muslim holy month of Ramadan nears its end.
In London, Amy Kellogg, Fox News.