Finsbury Park terror attack: imam protected attacker from a mob – latest updates

Sep 2013
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Police have confirmed they are investigating a terror attack in London after a van ploughed into people near a north London mosque, leaving one person dead and injuring eight others. A 48-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, and two of those hit by the van were said to be “very seriously injured”.

Witnesses said the driver had shouted: “I want to kill all Muslims” before onlookers pinned him to the ground. The suspect was protected by a local imam after being pinned down by members of the Muslim community.

Imam Mohammed Mahmoud described how he helped protect the attacker from an angry mob. “Some tried to hit him, either kicks or punches. By God’s grace we manage to surround him and to protect him from any harm,” he said.

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