According to reports out of London, several pedestrians have been injured after being struck by a van near Finsbury Park Mosque.
Anyone an idea what exactly happened? @metpoliceuk #finsburypark #sevensisters pic.twitter.com/d4VoQtcJZr
— Thomas Van Hulle (@Thomasvanhulle) June 18, 2017
Social media reports suggest that the van veered off the road into pedestrians, which was later confirmed by police as a “major incident”. “Officers are on the scene with other emergency services,” a spokesperson for Metropolitan Police said.
“There are a number of casualties being worked on at the scene. There has been one person arrested. Enquiries continue.”
Social media posts from the area suggest that the victims are largely Muslim, and may have been leaving Finsbury Park Mosque. This has not been confirmed by police or emergency services at this time.
Islamaphobic attack in finsbury park right now. A van randomly swerved off the main road and ran over several muslim men. pic.twitter.com/FM2RP0Fd4d
— ?? (@__ABDULQAADIR) June 19, 2017
It is unclear at this point whether the collision was deliberate or not. We will keep you posted as more info emerges.
Source: The Independent.