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Avon and Somerset Police respond to Finsbury Park attack

The attack took place in Finsbury Park, London Photo: PA Images

Avon and Somerset Police officers are reassuring West Country communities after another terror attack takes place in London.

A 48-year-old man has been arrested after a van was seen ploughing into worshippers delivering first aid to an elderly man outside a mosque in Finsbury Park.

Armed police on the streets of London. Credit: PA Images

Following the attack, Avon and Somerset's Neighbourhoods and Partnership Superintendent has said:

In the wake of the latest tragic incident in London last night we want to reassure all our communities we are doing everything we can to keep them safe. ​

Everyone has the right to live and worship peacefully without fear of being targeted for their ethnicity or religion. ​

There can never be any excuse for hate crime in any shape or form and criminality of this type will not be tolerated. ​

If you are a witness or a victim of hate crime or feel vulnerable please contact someone to report it. ​

– Andy Bennett, Avon and Somerset Police

Over the coming days local neighbourhood teams will be contacting faith leaders to provide them with reassurance and addressing any concerns they may have. ​

Avon and Somerset officers will also carry out additional high visibility patrols late into the evening, including areas around mosques. ​

  • For more information call the police on 101 or visit Crimestoppers.