1 Dead, 8 Injured in Van Crash near London Mosque

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Posted at 12:10 AM, Jun 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-18 20:17:28-04

LONDON (AP) - The Latest on a London crash in which a vehicle struck pedestrians (all times local):

5 a.m.

Police say one person died when a van hit crowd of worshipers in north London and the Counter Terrorism Command is investigating the crash.

Eight other injured people were taken to hospitals after the crash early Monday morning. Police said earlier that one person was arrested.

Police have also denied rumors that a knife was involved.

The crash occurred near the Finsbury Park mosque.


4 a.m.

Prime Minister Theresa May's office says she has been told about the crash in north London in which a vehicle struck several pedestrians. 

May described the crash early Monday morning as a "terrible incident."

She said, "All my thoughts are with those who have been injured, their loved ones and the emergency services on the scene." 

The leader of the opposition Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn also tweeted about the crash.

Police have said the crash caused several casualties and that one person has been arrested.


2:30 a.m.

The Muslim Council says a van has "run over worshipers" leaving the Finsbury Park mosque. 

Police earlier said a vehicle had struck several pedestrians early Monday morning and one person had been arrested. 

The council tweeted that its prayers were with the victims.

People had been attending mosques in the area as part of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Transportation officials said roads were being closed in the area. Many police cars and ambulances were responding.

Further details were not immediately available. 


1:30 a.m. 

A vehicle struck pedestrians on a north London road early Monday morning, causing several casualties, police said. One person has been arrested.

Sky News reported that police said the incident happened after worshipers were leaving the Finsbury Park mosque after prayers.

Metropolitan Police said officers were called to the scene on Seven Sisters Road at 12:20 a.m. Monday. The London Ambulance Service said it was responding to the incident.

Transportation officials said roads in the area were being closed. Many police cars and ambulances responded to the incident.

No other details were immediately available.

Britain's terrorist alert has been set at "severe" meaning an attack is highly likely.