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Finsbury Park Mosque attack: Full text of Metropolitan Police

By: Express Web Desk | London |
Published:June 19, 2017 10:10 am


metropolitan police, finsbusry park, world news, indian express news Finsbury Park neighborhood of North London, Britain June 19, 2017. (Source: REUTERS)

Updates at 4:46 hrs on 19th June

The Finsbury Park incident at Seven Sisters Road is currently undergoing probe

Police were called just after 0020hrs 18 June to reports of a van in collision with pedestrians.

Officers attended alongside other emergency services and found and tended to a number of casualties.

One man was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers are in the process of informing next of kin. A post mortem examination will be scheduled due course.

Eight people injured were taken to three separate hospitals; two people were treated at the scene for minor injuries.

At this stage there are no reports of any persons having suffered any knife injuries.

The driver of the van – a man aged 48 – was found detained by members of public at the scene and then arrested by police in connection with the incident.

He has been taken to hospital as a precaution, and will be taken into custody once discharged. He will also be subject of a mental health assessment in due course.

A number police units are at, and managing the cordons around, the crime scene, including local officers and those from neighbouring boroughs – supported by armed officers and the Territorial Support Group.

The investigation of the incident is being carried out by the Counter Terrorism Command.

At this early stage of this investigation, no other suspects at the scene have been identified or reported to police, however the investigation continues.

Due to the nature of this incident extra policing resources have been deployed in order to reassure communities, especially those observing Ramadan.

Any witnesses, or anyone with any information, can contact police via 101, or via Twitter @MetCC.

To give information anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit

When more information has been confirmed as accurate, it will be released as appropriate in due course.

Updates at 1:03 hrs on 19th June

Metropolitan Police was informed after 0020hrs 18th June regarding a vehicle’s collision with pedestrians

Officers are on scene with other emergency services.

There are a number of casualties being worked on at the scene.

There has been one person arrested.

Enquiries continue.

More information will be released when confirmed.


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Finsbury Park Mosque attack: Full text of Metropolitan Police