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Van driver deliberately ploughed into worshippers in London - Muslim Council of Britain
June 19, 2017 / 4:04 AM / 2 months ago

Van driver deliberately ploughed into worshippers in London - Muslim Council of Britain

Police officers attend to the scene after a vehicle collided with pedestrians in the Finsbury Park neighborhood of North London, Britain June 19, 2017. MANDATORY CREDIT Thomas Van Hulle/Social Media via REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) - A white man deliberately ploughed a van into worshippers near a north London mosque, the Muslim Council of Britain said on Monday, citing witnesses and video from the incident which left several people injured.

"It appears that a white man in a van intentionally ploughed into a group of worshippers who were already tending to someone who had been taken ill," the Muslim Council said in a statement.

It said the incident was the most violent manifestation of islamophobia in Britain in recent months and called for extra security at places of worship as the end of the holy month of Ramadan nears.

Reporting by Costas Pitas; editing by Guy Faulconbridge

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