Sickening video emerges of Finsbury Park attacker

These are the first images of a man being held by police after a van drove into a crowd of Muslims in the street in Finsbury Park.

The attack happened close to a mosque and a Muslim centre in north London shortly after midnight.

A man is seen being led away by police at the scene in Finsbury Park
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There are fears that at least two people have been killed and witnesses said the suspect stabbed at least one person.

Footage taken at the scene shows members of the crowd pinning the suspect to the floor.

He is later put into the back of a police van with anger growing towards him as officers try to bundle him away.

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A sickening video has emerged of the Finsbury Park attacker appearing to blow a kiss at onlookers from the back of a police van, having been arrested at the scene in the early hours of Monday morning.

The man ploughed into a group of people outside the Muslim Welfare House at around 12.20am, killing at least one person and injuring a further eight, in what is being treated as a potential terrorist attack.

There was a large crowd of Muslims outside the mosque, following Ramadan prayers. Witnesses have said the man shouted that he wanted to “kill all Muslims”.

The 48-year-old man was detained by witnesses for around 20 minutes until the police arrived to arrest him, one witness said. Among those who were believed to have detained the man was a local imam.

The imam reportedly protected the man from angry crowds until the police arrived.

One witness, Ratip Alsulaimen, told PA: “I was sitting in the coffee shop just a couple of minutes away.

“One of our friends was reporting what was going on in the front of the mosque.

“He said the car was smashing into the people getting out of the mosque, so we just ran away, all of us, and came to see what’s happening.

“When I came I saw ambulance people taking people to the ambulance. I think between eight to 10 people were taken away.

“There was an old man – about 60 years old – I don’t know if he’s alive or dead. There were other people, mid-30 to 40. There are men and women.

“We are shocked when we heard the news because we were just having a good time. We were praying for peace and for Grenfell Tower. When we heard this we were actually shocked.”

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