London unfazed after 4th terror attack

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London unfazed after 4th terror attack
WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH: A London Tube worker writes the 'thought for the day' at the Finsbury Park Station.

London - Police are treating the incident as a terror attack.

By AP

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Published: Mon 19 Jun 2017, 10:49 PM

Last updated: Tue 20 Jun 2017, 12:54 AM

British authorities and Islamic leaders moved swiftly to ease concerns in the Muslim community after a man plowed a large van into a crowd of worshippers outside a north London mosque early Monday, injuring at least nine people.
British media named the suspect as Darren Osborne, 47-year-old father of four who was living in Cardiff, Wales. British Security Minister Ben Wallace said authorities were aware of rising far-right activity but the suspect was not known to them prior to the attack.
Police are treating the incident as a terror attack. One man died at the scene, although he had been receiving first-aid at the time and it wasn't clear if he died as a result of the attack or from something else.
The chaos outside the Muslim Welfare House in Finsbury Park follows three terror attacks over the past three months that have triggered a surge in hate crimes around Britain.
The Metropolitan Police Service, already stretched by its investigations of the earlier attacks and a high-rise apartment fire that is believed to have killed 79 people, immediately announced it was putting extra patrols on the streets to protect the public.
Police will assess the security of mosques and provide any additional resources needed ahead of celebrations marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, Prime Minister Theresa May announced. - AP



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