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London mosque attack ‘sickening': UK PM

Osborne allegedly drove a rented van into a crowd of Good Samaritans gathered to help an elderly man outside a mosque following night prayers in Ramadan.One man, who had already collapsed before the attack, died after pedestrians were targeted by the driver of a van near Finsbury Park Mosque early on Monday.It said searches were being carried out at a residential address in the Cardiff area in Wales.Several people were injured in north London early on Monday after reports that a vehicle rammed into pedestrians, British police said.Two of them were in a very serious condition, police said. The man later died, though it is not yet clear if his death was linked to the attack, Basu said.”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.”I want to thank all those members of the public who assisted police and emergency services in our task”.Witness Hamza Nimane, told BBC Radio 4’s Today program that worshippers from the mosque had managed to capture the attacker before police arrived.The Metropolitan Police said he was being held on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism including murder and attempted murder.Police were called to the East London Mosque, in Whitechapel Road, this afternoon following a reported telephone threat. Congregants on the scene who were attending to the injured happened to see a police van driving by, so they flagged it down.”Today we come together as we have done before to condemn this act and state again that hatred and evil of this kind will never succeed”, the Prime Minister continued.Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said: “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”.The Mayor of London, Mr Sadiq Khan, said extra police had been deployed to reassure communities, especially those observing Ramadan.”We found that a group of people quickly started to collect around him. and some tried to hit him either with kicks or punches”.