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A vehicle ran into a crowd of pedestrians in north London Sunday night leaving several people injured, police said.

The exact details of what happened are not yet clear, but the Muslim Council of Britain said a van hit worshippers as they were leaving a nearby mosque. 

The Metropolitan Police say a collision happened at about 12:20 a.m. local time and “casualties being worked on at the scene.”

Police are calling the collision a “major incident” and say one person has been arrested.

Officials haven’t said how many people were injured, but witnesses have told U.K. media outlets that between three and 10 people were injured. 

A Reuters witness saw at least one person being loaded into an ambulance. 

“We have sent a number of ambulance crews, advance paramedics and specialist responses teams to the scene,” a statement from London Ambulance said. “An advance trauma team from London’s Air Ambulance has also been dispatched by car.”

The collision happened on Seven Sisters Road near Finsbury Park. 

Witness Boubou Sougou told The Guardian newspaper that a van intentionally drove into the crowd and he saw one victim getting CPR. 

“It was not an accident, I saw everything. People were badly injured. The van driver tried to escape but people grabbed him. He did not say anything,” Sougou said. 


Men pray after a vehicle collided with pedestrians near a mosque in the Finsbury Park neighbourhood of North London. (Neil Hall/Reuters)

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