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Redbridge community 'stands together' following Finsbury Park mosque attack

PUBLISHED: 10:54 20 June 2017

Police officers activity at Finsbury Park in north London. Picture: PAimages.

Police officers activity at Finsbury Park in north London. Picture: PAimages.

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Redbridge Council's leader and the chairman of the Federation of Redbridge Muslim Organisations (Formo) have put out a joint statement condemning the Finsbury Park terror attack.

Yesterday, just after midnight, a van ploughed into Muslims who had just left a mosque in Seven Sisters Road. Eleven people were taken to hospital.

Councillor Jas Athwal and Farouk Ismail, of Formo, said the attack had “led to concerns among our community and in particular within our Muslim community”.

The pair also reassured residents that the council and faith groups were working together with the police to “monitor the feeling in the borough” and to increase patrols.

“In Redbridge we have a strong community spirit which knows no boundaries,” reads the statement.

“We know every day that people help each other out, show compassion and care for their neighbours and fellow communities and this is demonstrated across all religions and faiths.

“We stand together as a one and will continue to support one another. Our heartfelt thoughts are with everyone affected by the appalling attack in Finsbury Park.”

Darren Osborne, 47, has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

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