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LIVE UPDATES: Finsbury Park Mosque suspect "not known to police"

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5:04am 19th June 2017
(Updated 5:38pm 19th June 2017)

One person's been killed in what police are treating as a terror attack in London.

Police say at least 10 pedestrians have been hit by a van outside a mosque in north London.

There are reports a man armed with a knife leapt out of the vehicle after it happened in Finsbury Park just after midnight.

A 48-year-old man's been arrested.

The Muslim Council of Britain says worshippers leaving Finsbury Park Mosque were targeted and that its prayers are with the victims.

It's thought the man that died was already getting treatment after collapsing in the street.

The van was deliberately driven at the people trying to help him.

Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn, who is also the MP for the area, says the attack should be treated as seriously as any other terrorist activity.

5:38pm

Suspect has been named locally as 47-year-old Darren Osborne

5:37pm

Police say they're searching a home in the Cardiff area after a vehicle was driven into a group of Muslims near two mosques.

5:37pm

A man arrested over the van attack in north London is now being held on suspicion of murder, attempted murder and terrorism offences.

2:06pm

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan:

"This is a truly horrific terrorist attack on our city."

He says prayers are with those affected.

1:46pm

Security minster Ben Wallace says the suspect in the attack near Finsbury Park Mosque was not known to the security services, 

1:24pm

Theresa May is visiting a mosque in Finsbury Park in London near to where a van hit people in what police are treating as a terror attack

1:01pm
11:54am

Police have deployed extra resources to reassure communities - but say the attacker "acted alone".

11:53am

Prime Minister Theresa May has been giving a statement on last night's terror attack

11:51am

Theresa May speaking outside Downing Street:

"Officers responded within one minute, police declared it a terrorist incident within 8 minutes.

"The driver of the van, a white man aged 48, was bravely detained by people at the scene.

"Early indication is the attacker acted alone.

"I want to thank the police and emergency services once again.

"Extra police resources have already been deployed.

"This was an attack on Muslims near their place of worship.

"It seeks to drive us apart.....we will not let this happen.

"Terrorism, extremism and hatred take many forms and our determination to tackle them must be the same, whoever is responsible.

"We will be reviewing our counter terrorism strategy."

11:23am

Met Police Commissioner, Cressida Dick:  "London is a city of many faiths and many nationalities. An attack on one community is an attack on all of us."

10:36am

Councillor Mohammed Iqbal, Leader of Pendle Council said:

“We totally condemn the heartless attack at the Finsbury Park mosque in north London.

“We work with all places of worship in Pendle to strengthen community understanding and support everyone’s right to go about their daily lives safely.

“Last week we held an event at Nelson’s Ghausia Mosque to share support for the victims of terrorism in Manchester and London.

“This event was attended by around 300 people and we stand together to condemn hate crime”.

10:22am

It's too early to say if man's death in Finsbury Park was as a result of the terror attack.

10:02am


Police have confirmed an attack on a group of worshippers outside a mosque is being treated as terrorism.

10 people were injured when a van drove into people just after midnight in Finsbury Park in north London.

A man also died at the scene - although police are investigating whether he was already receiving first aid.

8:50am
8:49am

Two people have been left with very serious injuries 

8:41am

Here's the latest update

8:06am

Jeremy Corbyn MP, Leader of the Labour Party, responding to the van attack in Finsbury Park, said:

"I am shocked by this horrific and cruel attack in Finsbury Park, which is being treated as an act of terror.

"I offer my condolences to the family and friends of the man who has died, and our thoughts are with the people who have been injured, their family and friends.

"As the local MP, I have met with Muslim community leaders at the Muslim Welfare House alongside Islington Council Leader Richard Watts, the council's Chief Executive Lesley Seary and the Metropolitan Police.

"Richard and I will attend prayers at Finsbury Park mosque later today.

"I appeal for people and the media to remain calm and respectful of those affected.

"In the meantime, I call on everyone to stand together against those who seek to divide us."

6:49am
6:39am

A number of emergency services on the scene in London

6:33am

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has been reacting to the attack in North London.

6:09am

Full update from Police

6:02am

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn - who's the local MP - says he's 'shocked'.

5:26am

Prime Minister Theresa May has described the attack on worshippers near Finsbury Park mosque as a "terrible incident", adding:

"All my thoughts are with those who have been injured, their loved ones and the emergency services on the scene."

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