Villagers from Pontyclun have spoken of their shock after it emerged that the van used in an attack outside a London mosque was from a local 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.
Staff at the firm, situated near the village of Pontyclun in Rhondda Cynon Taf, say they are "shocked and saddened" by the attack and are co-operating fully with the police.
Villagers from Pontyclun spoke of their shock at the apparent local connection.
Shop worker Helen Edwards said: "It was a shock to see the van was from Pontyclun, it brings it close to home. When it's so close to home it's even scarier".
Hannah Jenkins, 23, who works in the Spar shop in Pontyclun, described it as a close-knit community. She said: "I think everyone is in shock. This is a small village in Wales and you don't expect to see something like this here".
Diane Cooper, who lives in the village, said: "You see these awful events in London and Manchester and you don't think there's going to be a connection with a place like Pontyclun... I've lived here for over 50 years and it's not the sort of place that you feel nervous in. It's a lovely, quiet village and it was a shock on the television to see that van came from Pontyclun".