One confirmed dead following London incident

Jun 19, 2017

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UPDATE, 1.29pm -- London police confirm one dead.

London Metropolitan Police have confirmed one fatality after a van collided with pedestrians.

“One man was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers are in the process of informing next of kin. A post mortem examination will be scheduled due course,” police said in a statement.

“Eight people injured were taken to three separate hospitals; two people were treated at the scene for minor injuries.

“At this stage there are no reports of any persons having suffered any knife injuries.

“The driver of the van - a man aged 48 - was found detained by members of public at the scene and then arrested by police in connection with the incident.

He has been taken to hospital as a precaution, and will be taken into custody once discharged. He will also be subject of a mental health assessment in due course.

“A number police units are at, and managing the cordons around, the crime scene, including local officers and those from neighbouring boroughs - supported by armed officers and the Territorial Support Group.

“The investigation of the incident is being carried out by the Counter Terrorism Command.

“At this early stage of this investigation, no other suspects at the scene have been identified or reported to police, however the investigation continues.

“Due to the nature of this incident extra policing resources have been deployed in order to reassure communities, especially those observing Ramadan.”

EARLIER

There are reports a van has mowed down pedestrians near a London mosque.

“Officers are on the scene with other emergency services,” a Metro Police spokesperson said. “There are a number of casualties being worked on at the scene. There has been one person arrested. Enquiries continue.”

Early reports claim more than ten pedestrians were hit when the van veered onto a pavement.

The incident occurred in the vicinity of Finsbury Park station and a nearby mosque.

Police were notified of the collision 20 minutes after midnight local time, London's Metropolitan Police confirmed in a statement.

Originally published as 'Reports of causalities following London incident'.

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