White man deliberately ploughed into worshippers: Muslim Council of Britain

Police officers attend to the scene after a vehicle collided with pedestrians near a mosque in the Finsbury Park neighbourhood of North London June 19, 2017. — Reuters pic
Police officers attend to the scene after a vehicle collided with pedestrians near a mosque in the Finsbury Park neighbourhood of North London June 19, 2017. — Reuters pic

LONDON, June 19 — A white man deliberately ploughed a van into worshippers near a north London mosque, the Muslim Council of Britain said today, citing witnesses and video from the incident which left several people injured.

“It appears that a white man in a van intentionally ploughed into a group of worshippers who were already tending to someone who had been taken ill,” the Muslim Council said in a statement.

It said the incident was the most violent manifestation of islamophobia in Britain in recent months and called for extra security at places of worship as the end of the holy month of Ramadan nears. — Reuters

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