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20 June 2017, 04:37 | Darnell Patrick
Egypt's Azhar condemns London mosque attack
Since then incidents of hate crime have risen, police said.
"All my thoughts are with those who have been injured, their loved ones, and the emergency services on the scene", she said. He has been taken to a hospital as a precaution.
Shortly after midnight, the van swerved towards people who had just left prayers at the Finsbury Park Mosque and the Muslim Welfare House in north London and were assisting their stricken fellow worshipper.
The driver of the van was apprehended by those at the scene and many people came to the aid of the victims.
"The driver of the van - a man aged 48 - was found detained by members of the public at the scene", according to the police report.
"London police are already stretched by a series of tragedies including a June 14 high-rise apartment fire in which 79 people are presumed dead and a June 3 terror attack near London Bridge that killed seven people â€" said they are putting more officers on the street to reassure the public.
It said searches were being carried out at a residential address in the Cardiff area in Wales.
Khan said it was a "horrific terrorist attack" aimed at "innocent Londoners, many of whom were finishing prayers during the holy month of Ramadan".
On March 22, a man drove a rented vehicle into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge in London and stabbed a policeman to death before being shot dead.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May said the attack is being treated as a "potential terrorist attack", in comments reported by the UK Press Association.
The mosque's current leaders say they support inter-faith dialogue and want to serve the nearby community in north London, which is located near Emirates Stadium, home of the Arsenal soccer club.
Police faced criticism that they did not publicly declare the Finsbury Park attack as terrorism until well into Monday morning.
A 47-year-old man was arrested at the scene and remains in police custody - with police describing the attack as a "terrorist incident".
Ahmed Hajji, a 23-year-old local to Finsbury Park, said: "The police arrived late, which forced us to do a citizen's arrest of the man so he would not get away". CNN spoke to a man at the company, who said he was the owner but declined to give his name.
Today's attack his is the fourth terror attack in the United Kingdom in four months, after incidents in Westminster, Manchester and on London Bridge. Two of them were in a very serious condition, police said. He said police had instructed him not to speak to the media.
Its former imam, Abu Hamza, was jailed for life in NY on terrorism charges in 2015. "We treat this as a terrorist attack and we in the Met are as shocked as anybody in this local community or across the country at what has happened". "As a society we need to be more proactive and find better ways to defeat those who want to destroy our lives".
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