Man held after van driven into crowd near Finsbury Park mosque

Police said extra personnel had been deployed to reassure Muslim communities in London and security outside mosques would be reviewed.A van ploughed into worshipers near a London mosque on Monday, injuring 10 people in what Prime Minister Theresa May said was a sickening, terrorist attack on Muslims.Vanzella said she saw police put a man into a police auto and take him away, but she didn’t see them arrest him. Eight of the injured were taken to hospital and two were treated at the scene.Police said the attacker who drove the van has been arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism, including murder and attempted murder.”We convey our honest condolence to the British people, wish God’s mercy upon the person who lost his life in the attack, patience to his family and speedy recovery for the wounded”, the statement said.In one video, a group of men are seen holding the suspect to the ground as they call for the police.Imam Mohammed said a police van had driven past and they asked them to take the man into custody before he was seriously hurt. Police are carrying out searches at an address in the Cardiff area.”Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families”, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said at an off-camera briefing at the White House.Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader whose Islington North constituency includes the Finsbury Park mosque, visited the scene twice yesterday and appeared close to tears.The attack occurred about 12:20 a.m. when a speeding van swerved into worshippers who were giving first aid to a man outside the mosque.”We have worked very hard over decades to build a peaceful and tolerant community here in Finsbury Park and we totally condemn any act of hate that tries to drive our wonderful community apart”.He said he then flagged down a passing police auto and told the officers: “There’s a mob attempting to hurt him”.But another witness at the scene said the attacker did not say anything.”There was this white van stopped outside Finsbury Park Mosque that seemed to have hit people who were coming out after prayers had finished”, the woman said. “But we have to continue to keep the fabric of the society and this community of London intact – and come together”.”The man in question is not known to any of us here in South Wales National Front, and to our knowledge is not and never has been a member”, he said.In the past three months, mosques across Britain have reported several attacks against worshippers and places of worship.The family of the accused gathered outside a house in the town and his sister who was also present at the spot said, “I am very sorry for what’s happened”.Khan said it was a “horrific terrorist attack” aimed at “innocent Londoners, many of whom were finishing prayers during the holy month of Ramadan”.Camera footage from the scene shows the man later identified as Osborne screaming “kill me”. “I don’t think people understand how much these attacks affect all of us”. We treat this as a terrorist attack.”While this appears to be an attack on a particular community, like the bad attacks in Manchester, Westminster and London Bridge, it is also an assault on all our shared values of tolerance, freedom and respect”, Khan said, adding that there would be “zero tolerance” for hate crimes.Locals pinned down the driver and the Imam of the Muslim Welfare House stepped in to stop him receiving a mob beating. “The United States stands in solidarity with the United Kingdom in the face of this terrorist attack and emphasizes our shared resolve to counter the plague of terrorism”.