Man dies as van hits mosque crowd in London

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A man has died and eight people have been injured after a van ploughed into pedestrians near a north London mosque, the BBC repprts.

The van mounted the pavement and struckgroup of people just after midnight near Finsbury Park Mosque in Seven Sisters Road. A 48-year-old man has been arrested.

Counter terrorism officers are at the scene, the Metropolitan Police said.

Prime Minister Theresa May will chair an emergency meeting later and said police were treating it “as a potential terrorist attack”.

She described it as a “terrible incident”, adding: “All my thoughts are with those who have been injured, their loved ones and the emergency services on the scene.”

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