Diane Abbott demands MORE SECURITY for London mosques after suspected terror attack


The Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott has taken to Twitter to demand more security for London mosques after a van ploughed into a number of Muslims outside a mosque in Finsbury Park.

Earlier today, Abbott tweeted: “Shocking terror attack outside Finsbury Park mosque. Police most urgently review security for all mosques.”

The tweet came after the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said: “The Met have deployed extra police to reassure communities, especially those observing Ramadan.”

Tensions are likely to be at an elevated level in the aftermath of the attack that has killed one individual and injured eight more.

Mr Khan added in another statement: “My thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected. I am grateful to our emergency services, who responded quickly and have been working on the scene throughout the night.”

“I have been in contact with the Met Commissioner and senior officers and am being kept updated on all developments. I have also spoken with community organisations in the area, local MP Jeremy Corbyn and leader of the council Richard Watts.”

“We don’t yet know the full details, but this was clearly a deliberate attack on innocent Londoners, many of whom were finishing prayers during the holy month of Ramadan.

“While this appears to be an attack on a particular community, like the terrible attacks in Manchester, Westminster and London Bridge it is also an assault on all our shared values of tolerance, freedom and respect.

“The situation is still unfolding and I urge all Londoners to remain calm and vigilant. Please report anything suspicious to the police, but only call 999 in an emergency.

Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, said: “I’m totally shocked at the incident at Finsbury Park tonight. I’ve been in touch with the mosques, police and Islington council regarding the incident. My thoughts are with those and the community affected by this awful event.”