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How the Finsbury Park attack unfolded – a visual guide

Finsbury Park

Fonthill Road

Muslim Welfare House

Finsbury Park

mosque

Seven Sisters

Road

Isledon Road

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Finsbury

Park

Finsbury Park

Fonthill Road

Muslim Welfare House

Finsbury Park

mosque

Seven Sisters

Road

Isledon Road

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0.1 miles

Finsbury

Park

Finsbury Park

Fonthill Road

Muslim Welfare House

Finsbury Park mosque

Seven Sisters Road

Isledon Road

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A van drives into a crowd outside a north London mosque

Just after 12am on Monday a white van travelling at about 50mph struck a crowd of people outside the Muslim Welfare House on Seven Sisters Road, just a few hundred metres from the Finsbury Park mosque in north London. The streets were busy because it was shortly after evening prayers had finished.

A 48-year-old man suspected of being the driver of the van was arrested at the scene by police. The suspect, described by witnesses as a large white man, was detained with the help of members of the public. Two witnesses reported seeing three people leave the van; however, police said no other suspects have been identified or reported to them.

A witness, Abdikadar Warfa, told the Guardian he and and others caught hold of the van driver, who threw kicks and punches as he tried to escape.

Another witness said that the driver was pinned to the ground by onlookers after saying: “I want to kill Muslims.”

Police said in a statement that one man was pronounced dead at the scene. The London ambulance service said the eight injured were taken to three hospitals and at least two others were treated at the scene for minor injuries.

The diverse community of Finsbury Park

Finsbury Park, a typically diverse London suburb north of the city centre, is home to many nationalities. Although it is undergoing a lot of gentrification (a theatre has opened in recent years, and a branch of the ubiquitous sandwich chain Pret A Manger) it is populated by people from all walks of life and retains a strong working-class flavour. The local MP is Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who won a huge 33,000 majority at this month’s general election.

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Van travelling south on

London Bridge crashes

into pedestrians near

Southwark Cathedral

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River Thames

Southwark

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Four people were killed

when Khalid Masood drove

a car into pedestrians

on Westminster Bridge

Westminster

Attackers shot dead

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to death outside Westminster Palace

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The Finsbury Park attack comes after two similar attacks in London in which pedestrians were struck by vehicles.

On 22 March, a man drove a car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and entered parliament armed with a knifeFive people died, including the British-born attacker and a police officer.

continued towards Borough Market, where three attackers were shot dead by police. Eight people died and another 48 were injured.

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