ergency services rushing to a north London street in the early hours of Monday after a vehicle rammed pedestrians at Finsbury Park just after midnight. Police say one person is dead and several others wounded, with many receiving treatment at the scene. The British Muslim Council says a van plowed through worshipers as they were leaving a mosque after prayers.
Eyewitnesses describe what they saw.>> Basically, drove on the pavement, coming straight towards all the Muslims and as he's coming to them, he hit all of them. And I think one of them died.>> Reuters UK Bureau Chief Guy Faulconbridge is in London.>> The police have simply said that they've arrested one person.
We don't know who that was or what was driving them to do this. But obviously the fear is that this is some sort of a revenge attack on the Muslim community for the militant attacks that have taken place in Britain over the last three months.>> Britain is on edge after recent bloody attacks involving vans including one earlier this month when Islamic militants mowed down eight people.
>> The United Kingdom is certainly reeling from a whole series of incidents that have really made people extremely nervous. These are attacks fundamentally on civilians on the street. That are going about their business, they're either worshipers coming out of a mosque or people having a drink in the bar or people going to concert or people going over a bridge in central London.
>> The Finsbury Park mosque is one of Britain's largest. The attack comes during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan when people pray at night.