Several pedestrians have been injured after being hit by a van near a mosque in London.
Witnesses said the vehicle veered off the road into worshippers leaving prayers in Finsbury Park shortly after midnight.
Footage showed injured people motionless on the pavement as angry crowds surrounded a white man believed to be the driver.
A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said officers were called at 12.20am.
“Officers are on the scene with other emergency services,” he added. “There are a number of casualties being worked on at the scene. There has been one person arrested. Enquiries continue.”
Police did not confirm claims Muslims leaving the mosque after Tarawih prayers performed for the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.
As unconfirmed reports swirled, former EDL leader Tommy Robinson, real name Stephen Lennon, was condemned for accusing the mosque of past links with extremists.
“I genuinely hope the innocent people targeted tonight outside the mosque are ok,” he later wrote on Twitter.
It was unclear whether worshippers had …
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