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London mosque ramming 'had hallmarks of terrorist incident' - Police

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 01:04

The motive of an incident at a London mosque is yet to be established but has all the hallmarks of a ''terrorist attack'' according to the Metropolitan Police. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. A van ploughed into worshippers leaving a London mosque 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. The incident was being treated as a potential terrorist attack said Prime Minister Theresa May, which if confirmed would make it the fourth since March in Britain and the third to involve a vehicle deliberately driven at pedestrians. "This had all the hallmarks of a terrorist incident," said Neil Basu, senior national co-ordinator for counter-terrorism policing. "This was an attack on London and all Londoners." Shortly after midnight, the hired vehicle swerved into a group of people leaving prayers at the Finsbury Park Mosque, one of the biggest in the country, witnesses said. The attack comes during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

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London mosque ramming 'had hallmarks of terrorist incident' - Police

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 01:04