One dead, several injured in suspected Islamophobic attack in London

London police have launched an investigation after one person was killed and ten others injured when a man is believed to have deliberately driven a van into people coming out of a mosque in Finsbury Park on Monday.

The Muslim Council of Britain has called for extra security around mosques, describing this as "the most violent manifestation" of Islamophobia.

British Prime Minister Theresa May said police had confirmed it was being treated as a potential terrorist attack.

Eyewitness News correspondent Alex Eliseev has more on the story.

We don't know what the motive is. We know that the suspect is a 48 year old man who hired a white van, drove up to outside the mosque and then drove into a crowd that was busy assisting an elderly man who was experiencing health problems.

Alex Eliseev, EWN reporter

We know that the elderly man passed away although it hasn't been confirmed wither that is directly linked to the attack.

Alex Eliseev, EWN reporter

People are pushing for the attack to be called a terrorist attack because they believe that is exactly what it is.

Alex Eliseev, EWN reporter

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This article first appeared on 702 : One dead, several injured in suspected Islamophobic attack in London


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