Finsbury Park Mosque has been victim to a terror attack [Wenn]
Police have so far confirmed one person has been pronounced dead and eight more have been hospitalised after a van drove into worshippers near a mosque in London.
A 48-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following the incident, which took place outside Muslim Welfare House.
Police have now confirmed all the victims of the attack were Muslim.
Police responding to the Finsbury Park attack [Wenn]
Sending love to Finsbury Park this morning.
— Dermot O’Leary (@radioleary) June 19, 2017
Now, many people have reached out following the shocking terror incident on social media, lending their support to the victims.
Ellie Goulding wrote: “Very sad to hear about the Finsbury Park terrorist incident.”
Peter Andre said: “Listening to the news. Such sad sad times, it truly breaks my heart.”
Big Brother’s Nikki Grahame added: “It seems every morning we’re waking up to a new devastation. What is happening to our world?? Makes me so sad #finsburypark.”
Listening to the news. Such sad sad times, it truly breaks my heart.
— Peter Andre (@MrPeterAndre) June 19, 2017
Police responding to reporsts of a major incident where a vehicle collided with pedestrians in Seven Sisters Road [Wenn]
While X Factor host Dermot O’Leary added: “Sending love to Finsbury Park this morning.”
Big Brother’s Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace added: “Not sure violence against violence has ever proved effective… PLEASE CAN WE JUST STOP #FinsburyPark.”
Police have confirmed the incident occurred as worshippers were leaving the Finsbury Park Mosque. Counter-terrorism officers are investigating, and the Met Police have confirmed: “This is being treated as a terrorist attack”.
Finsbury Park Terror Attack: Stars paid tribute during the horror attack [Twitter]
One witness described being surrounded by bodies in the wake of attack, while another said he and friends had stopped to help an elderly gentleman who was lying on the ground.
According to the Daily Express, one witness – who wanted to be identified as Abdulrahman, which is not his real name – said: “I managed to get the driver of the van when he came out of his van.
“He wanted to run away and was saying, ‘I want to kill Muslims’. So he came back to the main road and I managed to get him to the ground and me and some other guys managed to hold him until the police arrived, for about 20 minutes I think, until the police arrived.
“People were very upset, people were shouting, people were saying, ‘where’s the police, where’s the ambulance?’ People were saying, ‘keep him on the ground’, people were asking questions, saying ‘why did you do this?’ People were laying down on the floor.”