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London Mosque Attack: 15 Facts You Should Know





London Mosque Attack: 15 Facts You Should Know London Mosque Attack
  • A van had been driven into a crowd of worshippers after they left a mosque in north London.
  • The van,white in colour, had been hired in Wales and driven to the Muslim Welfare House on Seven Sisters Road.
  • The van driver a supposed 48-year-old man, was apprehended by members of the public before he was handed over to the Police.
  • He will be possibly charged to court, after interrogation and investigation,based on suspicion of attempted murder.
  • All the injured were members of the Muslim community, as the attack took place outside the Muslim Welfare House, which was a few hundred metres away from Finsbury Park mosque.
  • The streets had being crowded and filled with people because prayers had just ended at the nearby Finsbury Park mosque.
  • A man died on the scene while receiving first aid from members of the public when the attack took place.
  • Eight people were injured and are in hospital, two with very serious injuries, and two others were treated at the scene.
  • Some witnesses reported seeing three people leave the van.
  • British PM Theresa May said police were treating the incident “as a potential terrorist attack” and would be chairing a meeting of the Cobra emergency committee today.
  • Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, and is the MP representing the area, said he was “shocked by this horrific and cruel attack”.
  • He visited the scene of the attack and will attend prayers at Finsbury Park mosque today.
  •  Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan,has condemned the incident, calling it a “horrific terrorist attack” on “innocent Londoners”.
  • Metropolitan Police commissioner, Cressida Dick, said that extra officers were being deployed to the area, as a means of reassuring the local community, especially places of worship.
  • The Muslim Council of Great Britain called it a attack ‘motivated by Islamophobia’.

 

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