Vehicle Strikes Several Pedestrians On London Road


But in retaliation for the recent attacks in London. The 48-year-old suspect had been surrounded by an angry crowd that is believed to have pulled him from the van used in the attack.

"We should all renew our determination to say we will not tolerate racism of any kind".

Police are treating the incident as a terror attack.

The video, shot by a man passing by a couple of minutes after the attack happened, shows the chaos at the scene as people tended to the injured until the emergency services arrived. Police are investigating whether a man who died while being given first aid at the scene was killed by the attack or something else. A witness told Sky News that two other people fled the scene of the attack, but police said there were no other suspects at present.

The suspect "was very quickly and calmly given over to the police", Basu said, as he praised the community for their bravery.

London police closed the area to normal traffic. "So we just run straight away, I see police, ambulance, people lying on the floor, and a van as well", said Sulaman.

Earlier this month, three men who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State terrorist group, rammed a van into pedestrians on London Bridge before stabbing passers-by, killing eight.

In the hours immediately following the attack, the Metropolitan Police in public statements described it as a "vehicle in collision with pedestrians".

"While this appears to be an attack on a particular community, like the bad attacks in Manchester, Westminster and London Bridge, it is also an assault on all our shared values of tolerance, freedom and respect", Khan said, adding that there would be "zero tolerance" for hate crimes.

Mohammed Shafiq of the Ramadhan Foundation, a Muslim organization, said that based on eyewitness reports, it seems to be a "deliberate attack against innocent Muslims".

Standing on the steps of Downing Street she added that the incident, which targeted worshippers leaving mosques after breaking their Ramadan fast, was "every bit as sickening as those which have come before".

The British prime minister, Theresa May, said that she would lead an emergency meeting later Monday about the case.

The media was also criticized for being slow to call the incident a terror attack. He was later criticized after he launched a Twitter attack on London Mayor Sadiq Khan in the wake of that attack. This sadly marks the fourth terror attack in the United Kingdom in four months, after attacks in Westminster Bridge, Manchester, and London Bridge. "An attack on one religion is an attack on all religions and all people and faiths must stand together against terror".

"During the night, ordinary British citizens were set upon while they were going about their lives, completing their night worship". Some also claim that the driver stabbed victims with a knife.

It is not clear whether there is any link between his death and the attack. I've been in touch with the mosques, police and Islington council regarding the incident. "The Malaysian High Commission in London is in close contact with the local authorities and is providing timely updates to the Malaysian community in the city over the incident", it said.