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Police Confirm One Dead In London Attack

19 June 2017

"He has been taken to hospital, and will be taken into custody once discharged", the Metropolitan Police said in a statement. The 48 years old driver of the van has not revealed any details of the attack so far.

However, it is up to the Police to find out the truth about the London Van Attack. The London Ambulance Service said it was responding to the incident.

He is expected to attend prayers at Finsbury Park mosque today.

"There has been one person arrested". Rudd, who is in charge of government law enforcement, said: "Londoners have been hit with a series of attacksand have been nothing short of heroic".

On his Facebook page, Khan at the time called on Londoners "to pull together, and send a clear message around the world that our city will never be divided by these disgusting individuals who seek to harm us and destroy our way of life".

Police in the United Kingdom are investigating possible links to terrorism after a van was driven into a crowd of people outside Finsbury Park Mosque in London in the early hours of Monday morning. Many called the incident a terrorist attack, saying the driver had deliberately targeted Muslims.

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"While this appears to be an attack on a particular community, like the bad attacks in Manchester, Westminster and London Bridge", he said, "it is also an assault on all our shared values of tolerance, freedom, and respect".

The witness mentioned that a police patrol auto, which was passing on the road nearby, immediately drove over to the scene.

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"From the window, I started hearing a lot of yelling and screeching, a lot of chaos outside", a woman who lives opposite to the scene of the accident told BBC.

Amin said that when people seized the driver, "he was shouting: 'All Muslims, I want to kill all Muslims.' Literally, he said that". "I could only see half of the way".

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An AFP reporter could see a helicopter and several emergency vehicles at the scene, which was closed off by a wide police cordon. Khalid said he went into shock after the collision happened and others on the scene had to lift the van in order to remove him.

The Met said the arrested man had been detained on suspicion of attempted murder. "We stopped him until the police came".

The Muslim Council of Britain condemned the incident as a "terror attack on worshippers leaving prayers", and called for security at mosques to be increased. A man was then said to leap out of the vehicle, and unconfirmed reports say at least one of the victims was stabbed.

An attack at Manchester arena on 22 May killed 23 and injured 119.

Manchester was also hit in May when a bomber killed more than 20 people at an Ariana Grande concert.

Britain's terrorist alert is set at "severe", meaning an attack is highly likely, Sky News reported.

The citys ambulance service said in a statement on Twitter that it had sent "a number of resources" including ambulance crews, paramedics and specialist response teams to the scene.

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Police Confirm One Dead In London Attack