Thursday, 29 June, 2017

Multiple Injuries After Vehicle Hits Pedestrians in London

Saul Franklin | 19 June, 2017, 05:09

A vehicle has hit pedestrians leaving "a number of casualties" in Seven Sisters Road, north London, police have said.

The Muslim Council of Britain said its "prayers are with the victims".

A van was driven into pedestrians in north London last night, causing at least ten casualties, witnesses said. "There has been one person arrested", the statement further added.

Unconfirmed reports on social media suggested that the pedestrians might have been leaving the Finsbury Park Mosque, a major Islamic house of worship.

Helicopters buzzed overhead, and ambulances and police cars raced to the scene.

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At lease three people were seriously injured near the mosque, a witness told the BBC.

Transport for London tweeted that Seven Sisters Road was closed northbound at Hornsey Road and southbound at Rock Street.

People had been attending prayers in the area as part of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Officers were called to the scene on Seven Sisters Road at 12:20 a.m. Monday, Metropolitan Police said. Vanzella said she went to the window and saw "loads of people gathering" in a corner across the road from her window. The attackers were killed by police.

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