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UK Prime Minister Condemns ‘Terrorist’ Finsbury Park Mosque Attack

Asked if the suspected terrorist attack was being treated as seriously as others, he told BBC News on Monday: “I’m treating it absolutely as seriously as any other attack”.Police say the suspect was quickly and calmly turned over to the police, and no one else was found in the van.A man who said he helped tackle the van driver to the ground and hold him there until police arrived said the suspect kept shouting that he “wanted to kill more Muslims”.The van veered into pedestrians near the Finsbury Park Mosque in the northern part of the capital, along Seven Sisters Road.Amid the angry screaming, people are heard trying to calm the crowd, one man saying: “Don’t worry, officers are here”.► May 22, Manchester: A suicide bomber killed 22 people after a concert by USA pop star Ariana Grande just outside the venue.According to multiple reports and social media posts, the van ran over people leaving the Finsbury Park Mosque.Talking to reporters outside 10 Downing Street, she said people have come together to condemn the act like they have done before.Moreover, extra United Kingdom police resources have been deployed to reassure communities following an attack near Finsbury Park mosque and police will assess security needs in mosques.The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, denounced the incident as “a horrific terrorist attack on innocent people in Finsbury Park”.► March 22, London: A driver plowed into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, causing four deaths, then exited the vehicle and stabbed a police officer to death. The driver would undergo a mental health assessment, police said.The newspaper said the arrested man is “white with black hair”. Opposite him, sat on a floor, another injured man is given water by three people tending to him.The Muslim Council of Britain has described the incident as a “violent manifestation of Islamophobia”.Earlier this month on London Bridge, attackers used a vehicle and then knives to kill eight people and wound many others on the bridge and in the nearby Borough Market area.An attack at Manchester arena on 22 May killed 23 and injured 119.”Due to the nature of this incident, extra policing resources have been deployed in order to reassure communities, especially those observing Ramadan”, it added.Police said the Counter Terrorism Command was investigating the crash.Harun Khan, the secretary general of the MCB, said: “During the night, ordinary British citizens were set upon while they were going about their lives, completing their night worship”.Transportation officials said roads were being closed in the area.”An advance trauma team from London’s Air Ambulance has also been dispatched by auto”, the statement said.”My officers were on the scene nearly immediately, and other uniformed and specialist officers quickly arrived to support them”.