United Kingdom: Terrorist attack, Finsbury Park, 19 June 2017 PM statement following terror attack in Finsbury Park: 19 June 2017

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Series Details 19.06.17
Publication Date 19/06/2017
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Terrorist incidents in the United Kingdom in 2017

Three attackers killed seven people and injured 48 others in London Bridge in the evening of the 3 June 2017. The attackers were shot by armed police officers.

Twenty two people, including children, were killed and 59 injured in a suspected suicide attack at Manchester Arena at the end of a pop concert on the 22 May 2017.

This incident followed an earlier terrorist attack in Westminster, London on the 22 March 2017.

A van driven collided with several people at a Muslim mosque at Finsbury Park, London in the early hours of 19 June 2017. One man was pronounced dead at the scene and ten injured.

The police arrested the driver of the van, who was described as 'a white man aged 48'. He was later named as Darren Osborne, a married father of four living in Cardiff. He was arrested on suspicion of commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism including murder and attempted murder.

United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May gave a statement in Downing Street following the attack and said that the Police had declared it a terrorist incident within 8 minutes of the incident. 'This was an attack on Muslims near their place of worship. And like all terrorism, in whatever form, it shares the same fundamental goal. It seeks to drive us apart; and to break the precious bonds of solidarity and citizenship that we share in this country'.

The Muslim Council of Britain called the incident 'the most violent manifestation' of Islamophobia.

This was the fourth terrorist incident in the United Kingdom since March 2017.

Source Link https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/pm-statement-following-terror-attack-in-finsbury-park-19-june-2017
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BBC News, 19.06.17: Finsbury Park attack: Theresa May condemns 'sickening' terror attack http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-40322960
The Guardian: Tag: Finsbury Park van attack, 19 June 2017 https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/finsbury-park-van-attack
Politico, 19.06.17: One dead, 10 injured as van mows down pedestrians in London ‘terrorist attack’ http://www.politico.eu/article/vehicle-mows-down-pedestrians-in-london/
EurActiv, 19.06.17: Van rams worshippers leaving London mosque http://www.euractiv.com/section/uk-europe/news/van-rams-worshippers-leaving-london-mosque/
Deutsche Welle, 19.06.17: Terrorist attack at London mosque http://p.dw.com/p/2eu1j
ESO: Key source: Terrorism in Europe http://www.europeansources.info/record/terrorism-in-europe/
Muslim Council of Britain: Press Release, 19.06.17: Terror Attack on Worshippers Leaving Prayers at Finsbury Park http://www.mcb.org.uk/terror-attack-on-worshippers-leaving-prayers-at-finsbury-park/
UK: GOV.UK: Policies: Counter-terrorism https://www.gov.uk/government/policies/counter-terrorism
The Conversation, 19.06.17: Finsbury Park attack shows the harm Islamophobia continues to inflict on Muslim communities https://theconversation.com/finsbury-park-attack-shows-the-harm-islamophobia-continues-to-inflict-on-muslim-communities-79682
The Conversation, 19.06.17: Finsbury Park Mosque: from ‘terrorist hostel’ to symbol of modernity, openness and tolerance https://theconversation.com/finsbury-park-mosque-from-terrorist-hostel-to-symbol-of-modernity-openness-and-tolerance-79715
Euro|Topics: Debates, June 2017: London: is terror dividing society? http://www.eurotopics.net/en/181121/london-is-terror-dividing-society
The Guardian, 20.06.17: Rightwing extremists involved in nearly a third of terror referrals https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/20/rightwing-extremists-make-up-nearly-third-of-prevent-referrals

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