Police have this morning confirmed that one person died during a terror attack outside a Muslim welfare centre in Finsbury Park, North London.
The victim died after a van ploughed into a group of worshippers who had just broken their Ramadan fast.
It is not yet known if his death was caused by the attack, Metropolitan Police deputy assistant commissioner Neil Basu said.
Ten people have been injured in the incident which is being investigated by counter terror police.
Eight of those who were injured were taken to three separate hospitals in the area and two people were treated at the scene for minor injuries.
A 48-year-old man has been arrested and was taken to hospital as a precaution.
Scotland Yard confirmed that he would undergo a mental health assessment in due course, a standard procedure for investigations of this kind.
One witness described being surrounded by bodies in the wake of the incident outside the Muslim Welfare House in Seven Sisters Road at 12.20am on Monday.
The suspect pinned to the floor by people at the scene and later arrested by police before being taken to police.
‘All my thoughts are with the victims, their families and the emergency services on the scene.’
London Ambulance Service deputy director of operations Kevin Bate said ambulance crews, advance paramedics and specialist response teams were sent to the scene.
The Evening Standard reported that a man armed with a knife jumped out of the van stabbed at least one person. However, police later confirmed that nobody had been treated for knife injuries.
They said that the investigation is being carried out by the Counter Terrorism Command and extra resources have been deployed to reassure people observing Ramadan.
Police said in a statement this morning: ‘The driver of the van – a man aged 48 – was found detained by members of public at the scene and then arrested by police in connection with the incident.
Culled from Metro.co.uk