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London van incident: Theresa May calls it ‘potential terrorist attack’

LiveMint logoLiveMint 19-06-2017 Daniel Ten Kate

Hong Kong: UK Prime Minister Theresa May said that police are treating a van crash outside a North London mosque as a “potential terrorist attack,” the Press Association reported in a Twitter post.

Police said one person died at the scene and eight were injured after a van hit pedestrians early this morning in Finsbury Park. The 48-year-old driver has been arrested and taken to hospital, police said in a statement this morning.

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The Counter Terrorism Command is leading the investigation, according to the statement. No other suspects at the scene were identified or reported to police, it said.

Terrorist attacks and a huge fire in London have shaken the public mood in recent weeks as May struggles to reboot after her party saw declines in an election this month. Bloomberg

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