One person got killed while several others got injured after a van ploughed into worshippers leaving a London mosque. Britain’s largest Muslim organisation stated that it was a deliberate act of Islamophobia.
The Muslim Council of Britain said the vehicle hit people as they were leaving the Finsbury Park Mosque, one of the biggest in the country. The attack comes during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, when people attend prayers at night.
British Prime Minister Theresa May said police had confirmed it was being treated as a potential terrorist attack and that she would chair an emergency response meeting later on Monday.
According to the information given by the police, one man was pronounced dead at the scene and that the van driver, 48, had been detained by members of the public before being arrested. The driver would undergo a mental health assessment. The London Ambulance Service said it had taken eight people to hospital, while two were treated at the scene.