The UK authorities acknowledged that the impact on people near the mosque in London’s Finsbury Park was a terrorist act directed against Muslims. As a result of this attack one person was lost, 10 more got wounds and traumas. Eight victims required hospitalization, two of them in serious condition.
— Hitting on people near mosques in London. Photos
Preliminary investigation revealed that 48-year-old driver of the van rented in the company Pontyclun Van Hire (Wales) deliberately crushed people. After arrival he jumped out of the car and shouted that he wanted to «kill all Muslims», according to eyewitnesses.
The driver was beaten and arrested by citizens who handed him over to the police. The detainee was not drunk. After interrogation he was sent for psychiatric examination.
The mayor of London Sadiq Khan said in an interview with Sky News that we are talking about the «devastating terrorist attack», putting it on par with the terrorist attacks on Westminster bridge, London bridge and Manchester committed by Islamists.
He stressed that in all cases it was about «attacks on our shared values such as freedom, tolerance and mutual respect.»
«Terrorism is terrorism, whether it is inspired by Islamist ideology or other forms of «inspiration»,» – said the mayor of the British capital.
Sadiq Khan said that mourning for those killed in the attacks and the victims of the fire at Grenfell Tower.
London police are at this stage of the investigation declares that no other suspects. Earlier British media reported, citing witnesses of the incident that the van there were two people who escaped. The police deny this information. The publication of the fact that the driver of the van allegedly attacked the citizens with a knife, police commented.
The Muslim Council of Britain said the incident was «an act of Islamophobia» and urged the authorities to strengthen security measures around mosques in the country.
The recent terrorist attacks in the UK committed by Islamists
The evening of June 3 at London bridge, the car crashed into a group of pedestrians, then got out three terrorists, armed with knives that attacked people. The militants also attacked people at one of the restaurants on site food market Borough Market. In the attack eight people were killed and about 50 were injured. All the terrorists involved in the attack, was destroyed by police. The names of the terrorists: the 22-year-old Yusuf Zarb, 27-year-old Khurram butt chased and 30-year-old Rashid Redvan.
22 may stadium Manchester Arena in Manchester was a terrorist attack, which killed 22 people and more than 60 were injured. The executor of the attack was 22-year-old Salman, Abadi, a native of Manchester Libyan origin.
22 March on Westminster bridge in London was done hitting on passers-by, the terrorist jumped out of the car and, armed with two knives, ran to the Parliament building where he wounded a few people. Only after that the police managed to shoot the terrorist, who was the British-born 52-year-old Khalid Masud. As a result of the attack four people were killed and several dozen were injured.
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