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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.
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