Driver plows into crowd outside London mosque, injuring 10

"I saw a man underneath the van".

J. K. Rowling has called to put an end to "victim blaming" after a driver plowed into a crowd of people leaving a mosque in north London early on Monday.

Pictures of the van indicated it was rented from a company in South Wales, Pontyclun Van Hire.

Officials say all of the victims were Muslim. One man died at the scene, although he had been receiving first aid at the time and it wasn't clear if he died as a result of the attack or from something else.

Police said the man they apprehended was taken to hospital as a precaution and will be taken into custody once discharged, where a mental health assessment will be carried out.

"He is in awful shock, of course, he didn't see the man die but he did see the man grabbed by the local community".

An eyewitness, Abdul Rahman, told the BBC that the driver had expressed a desire to "kill all Muslims", and Mr Rahman had, in his own words, helped "subdue" the suspect.

"Reassurance they are free to practise their faith, they are free to walk about the streets, and people must be able to do that", he said.

In a statement, Prime Minister Theresa May said the incidence is being treated as an act of terrorism adding that she had for an emergency meeting later in the course of the day.

It was signed by London Underground staff, British Transport Police and emergency services and comes as Londoners come to terms with yet more shocking news in the wake of the London Bridge terror attacks and the harrowing Grenfell Tower fire.

A separate vehicle ramming attack in March on Westminster Bridge left four dead including the suspect.

The 32-year-old told the Press Association: "There were a lot of people in the street, crossing the street, going to mosque for prayers, for forgiveness, just to pray and go home and eat".

A group of people were helping a man who had collapsed when they were hit by the van just after midnight.

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The sisters said they were terrified as they waited to hear from family members who had been at the mosque for prayer.

Ratib Al-Sulaman was sitting two minutes away when the incident occurred. Many police cars and ambulances were responding. "People are both scared and angry". London police are investigating it as a terrorist incident.

Video filmed in the immediate aftermath showed a tall Caucasian man being detained by police.

"He punched me in the head", Hashi said, showing his bruises.

"This morning we have seen a sickening attempt to destroy those freedoms, and to break those bonds of citizenship that define our United Kingdom", she said.

"We stopped him until the police came".

"The man, he tried to escape. but they caught the driver", Warra said. He said police had instructed him not to speak to the media.

The group's general secretary, Harun Khan, said: "During the night, ordinary British citizens were set upon while they were going about their lives, completing their night worship".

The chaos outside the Muslim Welfare House in Finsbury Park follows three Islamist-inspired attacks over the past three months that have triggered a surge in hate crimes around Britain.

Several worshippers were in the area at the time of incident after attending Ramzan prayers.

Police say no other suspects have been identified, but their investigation continues.

London is once again waking up to another terror attack.

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