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London mayor says attack near mosque is an assault on shared values
June 19, 2017 / 5:05 AM / 6 months ago

London mayor says attack near mosque is an assault on shared values

LONDON (Reuters) - London Mayor Sadiq Khan said an incident in which a man drove a van into worshippers near a London mosque killing one person and injuring 10 was an attack on common values.

Forensic and police officers attend to the scene after a vehicle collided with pedestrians in the Finsbury Park neighbourhood of North London, Britain June 19, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall

“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,” he said in a statement.

Khan said there would be extra police to reassure communities, especially those observing Ramadan.

Reporting by Costas Pitas; Editing by Robert Birsel

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