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Theresa May condemns 'sickening' attack at London mosque

One man died and 10 people were injured after a van drove into a crowd of Muslim worshippers near a mosque in London in the early hours of Monday.

Prime Minister Theresa May chaired an emergency meeting later on Monday and said: "It was an attack that targeted the ordinary and the innocent". A 48-year-old white man has been arrested.

"That is why the counter-terrorism command were called out to investigate".

Another eyewitness, Boubou Sougou, told The Guardian the driver deliberately hit people on the pavement.

Flowers have been laid near the scene, with one card reading: "This is an attack on all Londoners - and on my community".

- Police said they've not identified any other suspects at the scene nor have any been reported to police. One man died at the scene, but it was not immediately clear whether he was killed by the attacker's actions or some other cause.

Staff at the firm, situated near the village of Pontyclun in Rhondda Cynon Taf, say they are "shocked and saddened" by the attack and are co-operating fully with the police. Two of them are seriously injured.

Witnesses said the suspect was smiling and waving as he brought carnage to Seven Sisters Road, with video posted online showing him give a nonchalant wave as police put him in the back of their vehicle.

Finsbury Park Mosque Chairman Mohammed Kozbar tweeted his condolences for the "cowardly attack". The mosque, which today operates largely as a community center, rose to worldwide notoriety in the early 2000s, due to its links with Egyptian-born radical cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri.

Witness Hussain Ali, 28, told the Press Association that "the leader of the mosque said 'You do not touch him".

"Any causative link between his death and the attack will form part of our investigation". The mosque called it a "callous terrorist attack".

Eight people were taken to hospital after the attack outside the mosque, which is also a community centre.

- "London is a city of many faiths and many nationalities".

"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.

The Muslim Council of Britain umbrella group said it expected increased security "as a matter of urgency". "Our prayers are with the victims".

The attack is apparently the fourth in Britain in the past four months - claiming 36 lives.

The Muslim Council of Peterborough has condemned the terrorist attack in Finsbury Park, London last night. Early police caution about declaring the incident terrorist-related was interpreted by the community as discriminatory.

"My thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected".



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