British PM vows to fight terror 'whoever is responsible'

Tuesday, 20 Jun, 2017

The man suspected of killing one and injuring ten people when he ploughed his van into worshippers leaving evening prayers on Monday (19 June), shouted "kill me, kill me" as police took him into custody. He's being held on suspicion of attempted murder, and officials believe he acted alone.

Board of Deputies of British Jews president Jonathan Arkush condemned the attack, "which appears to be a terrorist incident".

Mrs May told reporters after the meeting: "The awful terrorist attack which took place last night was an evil born out of hatred and it has devastated a community".

In another attack on Westminister Bridge, a man rented the auto that he used, stabbed a policeman to death and killed five people during the act, after which he was shot dead.

If confirmed by the authorities as terrorism, it would be the fourth attack since March in Britain and the third to involve a vehicle deliberately driven at pedestrians.

"My message to the Government is, the plans you have to change the police funding formula so London loses more money: don't do it".

Earlier this month, eight people were killed at London Bridge, some of whom were hit by a van, and others stabbed by the three attackers.

London police say they're investigating whether the death of a man outside a London mosque was the direct result of a van plowing into a crowd of Muslim worshippers.

Imam Mohammed Mahmoud was hailed for his efforts to prevent a mob attack and calm the situation before police arrived in shielding the suspected terrorist from the fury of onlookers.

He said that two people were dragged beneath the van adding "one of whom we are anxious may be paralysed for life because he said he could not move his arms and legs and said he could not feel them".

Police are treating the incident as a terror attack.

Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said there is now an ongoing investigation by the Counter Terrorism Command to establish why this attack was carried out.

Metropolitan Police said officers were called to the scene on Seven Sisters Road at 12:20 a.m. Monday. Some bystanders told reporters that he said "Kill all Muslims" and "I did it" following the attack.

Prime Minister Theresa May has spoken out about the recent terror attack, which took place in Finsbury Park.

"During the night, ordinary British citizens were set upon while they were going about their lives, completing their night worship", the Muslim Council said in a statement, adding that "Muslims have endured many incidents of Islamophobia" over the past weeks and months.

The Finsbury Park mosque was associated with extremist ideology for several years after the 9/11 attacks in the United States, but was shut down and reorganized.

It is located a short walk away from Emirates Stadium, home of the Arsenal football club in north London. The attacker was also killed by police.

The Mayor visits Finsbury Park Mosque along with May and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. His attack killed five people.