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Extra police deployed across London after mosque attack - London Mayor

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 01:05

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan says extra police have been deployed to reassure communities after an attack outside a London mosque killed at least one. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said some police officers are being brought back off leave to increase police presence around London after an incident outside a mosque on Monday (May 19). "There will be an increased police presence in London today at and around mosques and places of worship," said Khan, "some of that is from people being brought back off leave to make sure we're keeping everyone safe." "What we don't what to do is make anyone think they can't go about their lives because they're feeling vulnerable or scared," he added. A van ploughed into worshippers leaving a mosque in Finsbury, London on Monday (June 19), injuring 10 people in what witnesses said was a deliberate attack on Muslims. One man, who was already being given first aid at the scene before the vehicle was driven into pedestrians, has died but police said it was not clear whether his death was directly linked. Eight others are in hospital, with two in a very serious condition. Police said the suspected van driver, aged 48, had been detained by members of the public before being arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

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Extra police deployed across London after mosque attack - London Mayor

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 01:05