Police Arrest Man Amid Angry Crowds After Finsbury Park Incident

19 June 2017, 07:29

A bystander caught on video the moment a man was bundled into a police van as officers hold back an angry crowd in Finsbury Park.

One person was killed and ten were injured after a rented white van hit people outside a Muslim welfare centre in Finsbury Park, north London in the early hours of Monday morning.

Mohammed Abdul filmed the moment police arrested a man at the scene. The back of his shirt was ripped an angry crowds surrounded the officers and the man.

A 48-year-old man was arrested. The investigation of the incident is being carried out by the Counter Terrorism Command.

Eyewitnesses said the incident was a deliberate attack targetting Muslims during Ramadam.

London mayor Sadiq Khan said: "My thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected. I am grateful to our emergency services, who responded quickly and have been working on the scene throughout the night.



"While this appears to be an attack on a particular community, like the terrible attacks in Manchester, Westminster and London Bridge it is also an assault on all our shared values of tolerance, freedom and respect.

"The situation is still unfolding and I urge all Londoners to remain calm and vigilant. Please report anything suspicious to the police, but only call 999 in an emergency.

"The Met have deployed extra police to reassure communities, especially those observing Ramadan."

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