Dead and wounded after minibus arrive on moskeegangers London
In the night from Sunday to Monday in the north of London, a car drove down on people who put up a mosque left. One person has died; there are at least ten wounded.
The police got around 00.20 hours (local time) notification of the incident on Seven Sisters Road in the district of Finsbury Park. On Twitter, reported the police that one person has been arrested and speaks of a “large incident”. On photos is a white van.
More than five hours after the first notification are still a lot of police officers present; meanwhile, the London anti-terreureenheid used in the investigation. That made the police around 05.00 hours, officially known.
The British prime minister Theresa May has let us know that the matter is handled as a “potential terrorist attack”.
Multiple victims in London after van on pedestrians arrive
May let in a statement by e-mail to be shocked. “My thoughts go out to the victims and their families, and to the emergency services that now on the spot to work.”
The London mayor Sadiq Khan called the incident “an attack on our common values of tolerance, freedom and respect.” He calls the new attack in one breath with earlier attacks in Manchester and at London Bridge.
Khan promised additional agents to convert to the muslim community to protect, especially during the ramadan.
The 48-year-old man on the spot was arrested, sat in the van. He was first by bystanders restrained and then handed over to the police. The suspect is taken to a hospital. According to the police is not searching for other suspects or occupants of the van, but the investigation is still ongoing.
We have taken 8 patients to hospital following the incident on #SevenSisters Road in #FinsburyPark… https://t.co/xIM1zX15L0
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03:49 – 19 June 2017
The fatal victim died at the scene. Eight wounded people were killed by the London ambulance service to three hospitals in the city. Two persons, with minor injuries, were on the street cared. Except for ambulances was also the fire brigade on the spot.
On social media sites, bystanders and residents of the district, photos of the existing emergency services. Other eyewitnesses report that the sick of the palsy pedestrians are muslims, who just got out of a nearby mosque came. Do that many people believe that the driver with the intent on the passersby rammed.
Against press agency AP says an eyewitness that the vehicle itself saw: “He rode the pavement, I had to be on the side to jump.”
The British Moslimraad left on Twitter: “shocked” about what the organization is an intentional action lists “on believers that the ramadan night prayer) left”. The council calls upon the British government to mosques in the country to be more secure.
BREAKING: We have been informed that a of has run over worshippers as they left #FinsburyPark Mosque. Our prayers… https://t.co/RwC9kBpiwe
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A lot of bystanders
Finsbury Park is a district in the north of the city; there is also a large park. Streets are cordoned off. The incident took place near the Muslim Welfare House, a community centre.
Now, it is also for local residents unclear exactly what happened. Many people have the roadblock of the police collected.
It is the third time in a short time in the British capital such an incident occurs. In the earlier cases it was a matter of terrorism. In march, reed a terrorist in pedestrian traffic on Westminster Bridge and he walked to the Palace of Westminster where he was an agent neerstak. At the beginning of this month were three perpetrators with a van on London Bridge. They got off at Borough Market and attacked the people there with knives.
Car drives into pedestrians at Finsbury Park in London
The ambulance service sent a lot of units. The streets around Seven Sisters were closed; a few of the struck pedestrians were on the street treated.
The police received 00.20 local time the notification that a minibus on a pedestrian had been run in the north London district of Finsbury Park.
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There is a lot of police present; the emergency services, and agents were within minutes on the spot.
There is an investigation. One occupant of the car was arrested, according to the London police.
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