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One dead after van driven into crowd near North London mosque

A 47 year old man arrested over the Finsbury Park attack on a group of worshippers near a mosque, has been further arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism including murder and attempted murder, Scotland Yard said.

One man died and ten people were injured after the driver, described as a large white man, targeted people near the Finsbury Park Mosque in north London early on Monday.

The suspect was detained at the scene and arrested by police.

A van at the scene of the incident Credit: PA

Images of the van showed it was rented from Pontyclun Van Hire in Pontyclun, near Cardiff. South Wales Police is working with officers from London on the investigation.

Searches are being carried out at a residential address in the Cardiff area in connection with the attack, Scotland Yard said.

Police outside Finsbury Park Mosque Credit: PA

Witnesses described hearing the man, who was detained by members of the public at the scene, shout: "I'm going to kill Muslims".

Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said: "This is being treated as a terrorist attack."

London Mayor Sadiq Khan called the incident an "horrific attack on innocent people."

Armed police outside Finsbury Park mosque Credit: PA

Finsbury Park is in the Islington North constituency of Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn. In a statement he said he would be attending prayers at the mosque later today.

“I am shocked by this horrific and cruel attack in Finsbury Park, which is being treated as an act of terror.

“I offer my condolences to the family and friends of the man who has died, and our thoughts are with the people who have been injured, their family and friends.

“As the local MP, I have met with Muslim community leaders at the Muslim Welfare House alongside Islington Council Leader Richard Watts, the council’s Chief Executive Lesley Seary and the Metropolitan Police.

“Richard and I will attend prayers at Finsbury Park mosque later today.

“I appeal for people and the media to remain calm and respectful of those affected.

“In the meantime, I call on everyone to stand together against those who seek to divide us.”

– Jeremy Corbyn, Labour Party leader