In London one person was killed and 10 injured as a result of the van hitting pedestrians. This is the second such incident since the beginning of June. It all happened in the North-East of the British capital at a mosque when the Muslims went out with the night prayers. The driver was detained by witnesses and handed it to the police. In Scotland Yard regarded the incident as a terrorist attack.
The scene is still cordoned off, said «TV Center». Where did it happen, easy to understand slide awning. British criminologists prefer to work without the attention of strangers. The truck rammed a crowd of people around. The footage from the air see the route of the attackers. The car moved on the main street and turned into a secondary adjoining the mosque, where after the evening prayer people came.
Panic, chaos. Those who came under the wheels of the van, said witnesses, no chance of escape almost was not. Scotland Yard said that under the wheels of the car, one person died, eight were hospitalized. The incident qualified as a terrorist attack.
«We recognize the attack as a terrorist act. The case has joined the staff of the counter-terrorism services in the UK. The attack on London, all the residents of our capital. And we all need to unite against extremism,» — said the coordinator of the counter-terrorism unit of Scotland Yard Neil Basu.
The truck stopped only because he crashed into another car, witnesses said. The driver pulled from the cab of the survivors and nearly staged lynching. The police literally covered a man from an angry mob. The British media published a photo of this man. However, it is unclear why in the picture he is driving the other car.
Theresa may once again gathered a meeting of emergency Committee Cobra. The Muslim Council of Britain called the incident in Finsbury Park, a blatant manifestation of Islamophobia.
This is the fourth attack in Britain over the past three months. The scenario is similar to the previous London attack. June 3 the late night crowd on the bridge in the city centre drove the van. Out of it popped a few terrorists and made a real massacre. Seven people were killed, about 50 wounded. However, the latest tragedy really has more pronounced signs of inter-confessional disagreements. The object of the attack men, presumably, of European appearance, selected a Muslim mosque. Another key difference from previous incidents: this time the attacker was detained, and hence the motives for the crime can be found. Meanwhile, a man in a psychiatric hospital undergoing the relevant procedures. His name is not called. We only know that he’s 48 years old. However, the whereabouts of the other passengers in the van. Eyewitnesses say three of the attackers, armed with knives.
Pavel Rumyantsev, «TV Center»