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UK: 'White British and a lot of tattoos - eyewitness describes mosque attacker02:04

UK: 'White British and a lot of tattoos - eyewitness describes mosque attacker

United Kingdom, London
June 19, 2017 at 06:36 GMT -00:00 · Published

Eyewitness Mohammed recounted what happened when three attackers drove a van into a group of worshippers as they were leaving Finsbury Park Mosque in London, early on Monday morning.

"So a bad accident which happened today, at 12:15, after prayer, some van come to the people walking on the pedestrian, and hit a bunch of people and they was badly hurt," Mohammed said.

He explained that one person died at the scene and that a second person was badly injured and reportedly died shortly after.

Mohammed was one of the people who managed to catch one of the attackers and hold him until the police arrived. He described the attacker as an "old man, between 50-55 years old, white-British and a lot of tattoos on his back."

Mohammed said that two other people were in the car but ran away before they could be caught.

Police have confirmed that at least one person was killed and 10 others injured in the incident. One person has been arrested.

Police are treating the incident "as a potential terrorist attack," Prime Minister Theresa May said.

The attack occurred as the van reportedly veered off the road into worshippers outside the Muslim Welfare House in Seven Sisters Road, after Ramadan evening prayers.

UK: 'White British and a lot of tattoos - eyewitness describes mosque attacker02:04
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Eyewitness Mohammed recounted what happened when three attackers drove a van into a group of worshippers as they were leaving Finsbury Park Mosque in London, early on Monday morning.

"So a bad accident which happened today, at 12:15, after prayer, some van come to the people walking on the pedestrian, and hit a bunch of people and they was badly hurt," Mohammed said.

He explained that one person died at the scene and that a second person was badly injured and reportedly died shortly after.

Mohammed was one of the people who managed to catch one of the attackers and hold him until the police arrived. He described the attacker as an "old man, between 50-55 years old, white-British and a lot of tattoos on his back."

Mohammed said that two other people were in the car but ran away before they could be caught.

Police have confirmed that at least one person was killed and 10 others injured in the incident. One person has been arrested.

Police are treating the incident "as a potential terrorist attack," Prime Minister Theresa May said.

The attack occurred as the van reportedly veered off the road into worshippers outside the Muslim Welfare House in Seven Sisters Road, after Ramadan evening prayers.

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