The Metropolitan and Counter Terrorism Police have been responding to what has been described as a “serious incident” near Finsbury Park, north London.
A man has died and eight people have been injured after a van collided with pedestrians near a mosque shortly after midnight. The 48 year old van driver was arrested after being detained by members of the public at the scene. With recent similar attacks in mind Police said there were no reports of anyone suffering from knife injuries after speculation at the scene the driver was armed.
Prime Minister Theresa May said police were treating it “as a potential terrorist attack” although the Met said: “At this early stage of this investigation, no other suspects at the scene have been identified or reported to police, however the investigation continues.”
The area still cordoned off but Transport for London has confirmed that there will be normal service on the Finsbury Park Tube this morning, but the Seven Sisters Road entrance to the station will be closed. Seven Sisters Road itself is also closed to traffic.
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