Monday, June 19, 2017

London Police Probe Link Between Van Ramming, Death at Finsbury Park

Sputnik | Jun 19, 2017

Police State presence on streets in London  © AP Photo/ Yui Mok/PA via AP
The London Metropolitan Police Service is investigating whether a death at Finsbury Park in North London was caused by a van ramming, Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said Monday.

LONDON (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, a van rammed into pedestrians near the mosque in the northern London, killing one person and injuring at least 10 others. The van's driver was detained by the people at the scene and later arrested by the Metropolitan Police.

"The attack unfolded whilst a man was already receiving first aid from public at the scene, and sadly that man has died. Any causative link between his death and the attack will form part of our investigation," Basu told reporters.

The suspected perpetrator has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, he said.

"It is too early to state if his death was as a result of this attack," Basu said of the incident that he said "bears all the hallmarks" of a terrorist attack.

Police are determining whether the tragic incident was a terrorist attack, UK Prime Minister called the Finsbury incident a "potential terrorist attack."

The Muslim Council of Britain said that the attack was directed at Muslims leaving Ramadan night prayers.

Image of so-called rescuers smiling as they casually tote away suspected injured person with no blood  Credit to photographer

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