Vehicle Strikes Several Pedestrians on London Road

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"This was an attack on London and all Londoners and we should all stand together against extremists whatever their cause".

"Reassurance they are free to practise their faith, they are free to walk about the streets, and people must be able to do that", he said.

She has faced heavy criticism for her response to a fire in a London tower block on Wednesday which killed at least 58 people, and for her record on security after a series of attacks blamed on Islamist militants in recent months.

A police officer talks to local people at Finsbury Park in north London, where a vehicle struck pedestrians in north London Monday, June 19, 2017. Many called the incident a terrorist attack, saying the driver had deliberately targeted Muslims. The alleged attacker also reportedly said "kill me now as my job is done" when people managed to stop him.

The group's co-chairman Zaf Iqbal said: "We at Sunderland Interfaith Forum are saddened and dismayed by yet another terror attack in London, our prayers and thoughts are with the victims of this and all other terror incidents".

Following these incidents, the Muslim Council has called for more security at worship places.

"There was this white van stopped outside Finsbury Park Mosque that seems to have hit people who were coming out of the mosque after prayers finished".

Prime Minister Theresa May described the terror attack as "every bit as sickening" as recent ones to hit the United Kingdom, while London Mayor Sadiq Khan denounced the attack as "an assault on all our shared values of tolerance, freedom and respect".

Police say one person died when a van hit crowd of worshippers in north London and the Counter Terrorism Command is investigating the crash. "People are both scared and angry".

"This is being treated as a terrorist attack", said Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu told reporters. Parents are scared to send their children to evening prayers.

His sister has said she "sorry for what's happened".

The Finsbury Park Mosque - located in a vibrant, multicultural area of north London - was once closely associated with extremism. Police shot and killed the three men who carried out the attack. The leader of the opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, said he was "totally shocked".

"On one hand, I feel the people deeply appreciate our presence here and feel reassured that we are here with them, but on the other hand a lot of anger and frustration that members of their community have been attacked".

Abbott used similar language following the terror attack on London Bridge and Borough Market on June 3rd, in which Pakistan-born former child refugee Khuram Butt, bogus asylum seeker Rachid Redouane, and European Union national Youssef Zaghba ran down and stabbed dozens of people in London.

Police have also denied rumours that a knife was involved. On May 22, a suicide bomber killed 22 people at a concert in Manchester.