Several injured in London after reports of vehicle ramming pedestrians: police

Ritvik Carvalho and Costas Pitas, Reuters

Posted at Jun 19 2017 09:07 AM | Updated as of Jun 19 2017 09:27 AM

Police are seen near Finsbury Park as British police say there are casualties after reports of vehicle colliding with pedestrians in North London. Reuters

LONDON (UPDATE) - Several people were injured in north London early on Monday after reports that a vehicle rammed into pedestrians, British police said.

Police said they were called just after 12:20 a.m. (2320 GMT or 7:20 AM, Monday in Manila) to reports of a collision on Seven Sisters Road, which runs through the Finsbury Park area of the city. The Sun newspaper said a van hit a crowd of people near Finsbury Park mosque.

"There are a number of casualties being worked on at the scene," London police said, describing it as a major incident. "There has been one person arrested."

A Reuters witness saw at least one person being loaded into an ambulance. A number of police and ambulances were in attendance.

The incident followed a series of attacks in Britain.

Eight people were killed and 50 injured on June 3 when three Islamist militants drove into pedestrians on London Bridge and stabbed people at nearby restaurants and bars.

On March 22, a man drove a rented car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge in London and stabbed a policeman to death before being shot dead. His attack killed five people.

On May 22, a suicide bomber killed 22 people at a concert by American pop singer Ariana Grande in Manchester in northern England.

(Writing by Guy Faulconbridge; Editing by Nick Tattersall and Peter Cooney)