Another Attack In London? - 'Several hurt' as vehicle hits pedestrians (UPDATED) - Full Gist News


Monday, 19 June 2017

Another Attack In London? - 'Several hurt' as vehicle hits pedestrians (UPDATED)


A vehicle has struck pedestrians "leaving a number of casualties" in north London, police said.

One person was arrested following the incident on Seven Sisters Road in Finsbury Park.
Officers were called at 00.20 BST and remain at the scene, the Metropolitan Police said, describing it
as a "major incident".

London Ambulance Service said it had sent "a number of resources".
Witnesses have described seeing police tend to the injured.

Cynthia Vanzella said on Twitter:
"Horrible to watch police officers doing cardiac massage at people on the floor, desperately trying to save them. I just hope they did."


The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) said a van "intentionally" ran over worshippers.
Many of the victims are believed to have just left evening prayers after breaking the Ramadan fast.

One eyewitness who lives in a flat on Seven Sisters Road told the BBC she saw people "shouting and screaming".
"Everyone was shouting 'a van's hit people'.
"There was this white van stopped outside Finsbury Park Mosque that seems to have hit people who were coming out of the mosque after prayers finished."

She said the road was "backed up" with police cars, ambulance and fire engines.
London Ambulance Service deputy director of operations Kevin Bate said: 

"We have sent a number of ambulance crews, advance paramedics and specialist responses teams to the scene.
"An advance trauma team from London's Air Ambulance has also been dispatched by car.
"We are working closely with other members of the emergency services at the scene.
"Our priority is to assess the level and nature of injuries and ensure those in the most need are treated first and taken to hospital."

The MCB said its "prayers are with the victims."

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