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London mosque terror attack van from Welsh company

One man has died and eight people were taken to hospital after the van struck pedestrians Credit: PA

A van driven into worshippers near a north London mosque belongs to a Welsh hire firm.

Photographs of the white van involved in the incident in north London, which is being treated as terrorism, feature logos of 'Pontyclun Van Hire'.

Pontyclun Van Hire says it is "shocked and saddened" by the attack and is cooperating fully with the police investigation.

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One man has been arrested after the incident outside the Muslim Welfare House near Finsbury Park mosque, which killed one man and injured 10 others.

The Metropolitan Police has confirmed the incident is being treated as a terrorist attack.

The Secretary of State for Wales, Alun Cairns MP, has confirmed that South Wales Police is working in partnership with the Metropolitan Police "as the investigation into the abhorrent attack at Finsbury Park gets underway."

I am working closely with colleagues across Whitehall and receiving regular updates. It is crucial that the authorities are now given the time and the space to conduct these important enquires. My thoughts and prayers are with all those affected today.

The attack happened at 12:20am on Monday Credit: Twitter/ Thomas Van Hulle

The van driver has been described by eyewitnesses as a "large white man".

He was detained by members of the public after the attack in Seven Sisters Road.

One man was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers are in the process of informing next of kin. A post mortem examination will be scheduled due course.

Eight people injured were taken to three separate hospitals; two people were treated at the scene for minor injuries. At this stage there are no reports of any persons having suffered any knife injuries.

The driver of the van... was found detained by members of public at the scene and then arrested by police in connection with the incident.

He has been taken to hospital as a precaution and will be taken into custody once discharged. He will also be subject of a mental health assessment in due course.

– Spokesperson, Metropolitan Police

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