Emergency services dealing with ‘major incident’ in Finsbury Park after van driven into crowd

Emergency services dealing with ‘major incident’ in Finsbury Park after van driven into crowd

findsbury parkA man has been arrested after a vehicle collided with pedestrians outside a Mosque on Seven Sisters Road in Finsbury Park, London.

There are reports a van has driven into a crowd of worshippers leaving the Finsbury Park Mosque.

The Met Police say they are dealing with a ‘major incident’.

A spokesman for the Met Police said: “Police were called just after 0020hrs 18 June to reports of a vehicle in collision with pedestrians.

“Officers are on scene with other emergency services.

“There are a number of casualties being worked on at the scene.

“One person has been arrested.

“Enquiries continue.

“More information will be released when confirmed.”

A spokesman for the London Ambulance Service said: “We have sent a number of resources to an incident on Seven Sisters Road.”

A spokesman for the London Fire Brigade said: “We have sent a number of resources to the incident in Seven Sisters Road to assist the Met Police and London Ambulance service.”

A witness said: “I’ve counted seven injured, three are seriously injured. I can’t believe what I witnessed tonight!”

Earlier this month, a van veered into pedestrians on London Bridge, setting off vehicle and knife attacks that killed eight people and wounded many others on the bridge and in the nearby Borough Market area.

Three Muslim extremists who carried out the attack were killed by police.