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Watch: special prayers at Newcastle Central Mosque for those muslims injured in collision with car

Imam Abdul Basith, from Newcastle Central Mosque, says those who attend the mosque in the west end "live like a family" and therefore wanted to pray for those injured after a car crashed into Muslims attending an Eid event in Newcastle on Sunday.

The Imam says their thoughts are with those affected by the crash.



Northumbria Police say extra officers 'on patrol' following Westgate Road incident

Northumbria police have released the following statement:

Extra officers are on patrol in our communities to reassure members of the public following the incident at Westgate Sports Centre, if anyone has any concerns please come and speak to us.

A full investigation is underway into the incident. As previously stated there is nothing to suggest that this is terror related.

A 42-year-old woman is currently in police custody and police are not looking for any other suspects at this time.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information please contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference number 277 25/06/17

– Northumbria Police statement
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