“I”m going to kill Muslims” Suspect blows kiss after mowing down Finsbury Park worshippers

  • Van ploughs down worshippers on Seven Sisters Road, near Finsbury Park mosque at about 12.20am BST
  • One man dead and at least 10 injured
  • A 48-year-old man was detained by members of public at the scene and then arrested by police on suspicion of attempted murder
  • Witnesses said the van struck pedestrians who were tending to an elderly man who had collapsed and later died
  • Counter terror police investigating the incident
  • Theresa May has described the alleged attack as a “terrible incident” and will chair a meeting of the Government"s Cobra emergencies committee
  • Home Secretary Amber Rudd says police are treating it "as a terrorist incident"
  • The Muslim Council of Britain said the van intentionally ran over worshippers, and it called for extra security around mosques

Police confirmed one person was pronounced dead at the scene and eight people have been taken to hospital after a van was driven into pedestrians near a north London mosque.

The van driver, described by eyewitnesses as a large white man, was detained by members of the public after the attack in Seven Sisters Road at 12.20am on Monday and arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

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