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London/Finsbury Park: 'Several hurt' as vehicle hits pedestrians

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Finsbury Park: 'Several hurt' as vehicle hits pedestrians

 

LONDON: -- A vehicle has struck pedestrians "leaving a number of casualties" in north London, police said.

 

One person was arrested following the incident near Finsbury Park Mosque on Seven Sisters Road.

 

Officers were called at 00.20 BST and remain at the scene, the Metropolitan Police said, describing it as a "major incident".

 

London Ambulance Service said it had sent "a number of resources".

 

Full story:  http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-40322960

 
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Retaliation l wonder. !!

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7 minutes ago, Kwasaki said:

Retaliation l wonder. !!

Same thoughts.

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Seems one arrest made but no details released yet.

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12 minutes ago, overherebc said:

Seems one arrest made but no details released yet.

There trying to find out whether his home grown. :whistling:

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16 minutes ago, darksidedog said:

I guess it was only a matter of time before someone turned the tables. I do not agree with the action, or condone it, though it is to some degree understandable.

An actual "hate crime"?

Deserving harsh punishment. Unlike leaving a bacon sandwich at a mosque door!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4075328/Man-jailed-leaving-bacon-sandwiched-outside-mosque-dead-prison-half-way-12-month-sentence.html

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ID: 9   Posted (edited)

"Eyewitnesses have told LBC radio that the van approached “slowly and intentionally accelerated into crowded cafe outside a mosque”. http://www.news.com.au/world/london-mosque-vehicle-crashes-through-predestrians/news-story/b3acad62659dd34bad76624d78b690bb

Certainly appears to have been intentional then. I am surprised at the restraint of the people who held the driver until the police arrived, rather than giving him a serious kicking, or worse.

Edit: It is being alleged the driver said he wanted to kill all Muslims. If true, there is no doubt it was intentional.

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ID: 10   Posted (edited)

One person stabbed according to Sky News. 

Two others in the van run away. 

 

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6 minutes ago, Phuket Man said:

One person stabbed according to Sky News. 

Two others in the van run away. 

 

Just reporting that now on BBC. Not sure if it's confirmed or not.

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Several injured after vehicle rams people leaving London mosque: witnesses

By Ritvik Carvalho and Costas Pitas

 

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Police officers attend to the scene after a vehicle collided with pedestrians in the Finsbury Park neighborhood of North London, Britain June 19, 2017. MANDATORY CREDIT Thomas Van Hulle/Social Media via REUTERS

    LONDON (Reuters) - Several people were injured in north Londonearly on Monday after a van rammed into worshippers leaving a mosque, witnesses said, in what British police described as a "major incident".

     

    The Muslim Council of Britain said the vehicle had hit people as they were leaving Finsbury Park mosque.

     

    Police said they were called just after 12:20 a.m. (2320 GMT Sunday) to reports of a collision on Seven Sisters Road, which runs through the Finsbury Park area of the city. They said there were a number of casualties and one person had been arrested.

     

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    Police officers attend to the scene after a vehicle collided with pedestrians in the Finsbury Park neighborhood of NorthLondon, Britain June 19, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall

     

    "From the window, I started hearing a lot of yelling and screeching, a lot of chaos outside. … Everybody was shouting: 'A van’s hit people, a van’s hit people'," one woman who lives opposite the scene told the BBC.

     

    "There was this white van stopped outside Finsbury Park mosque that seemed to have hit people who were coming out after prayers had finished. I didn’t see the attacker himself, although he seems to have been arrested, but I did see the van."

     

    A Reuters witness saw at least one person being loaded into an ambulance. A number of police and ambulances were in attendance.

     

    The incident followed a series of attacks in Britain.

     

    Eight people were killed and 50 injured on June 3 when three Islamist militants drove into pedestrians on London Bridge and stabbed people at nearby restaurants and bars.

     

    On March 22, a man drove a rented car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge in London and stabbed a policeman to death before being shot dead. His attack killed five people.

     

    On May 22, a suicide bomber killed 22 people at a concert by American pop singer Ariana Grande in Manchester in northern England.

     

    (Writing by Guy Faulconbridge and Nick Tattersall; Editing by Peter Cooney)

     
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    12 minutes ago, Usernames said:

    Well, TVF got this article up fast.  Compared to the attempted assassination of the Republican house leadership, which took them 12 hours.

    Well maybe horses should be pulled up on this for a while so much being said.

    A guy from the mosque said there was 3 attacker in the van, most say 1 and another has said 2,  latest 10 people injured so far.

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