Hertfordshire Constabulary releases statement following Finsbury Park terrorist attack

PUBLISHED: 12:08 19 June 2017 | UPDATED: 14:11 19 June 2017

Police man a cordon at Finsbury Park in north London, where one person has been arrested after a vehicle struck pedestrians, leaving

Police man a cordon at Finsbury Park in north London, where one person has been arrested after a vehicle struck pedestrians, leaving "a number of casualties". Picture credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Hertfordshire Constabulary has said it will continue to conduct reassurance patrols across the county following the latest terrorist attack in Finsbury Park this morning.

One man died and 10 people were injured after a van ploughed into worshippers outside a mosque at around 12.20am.

The Metropolitan Police has said it is being treated as a “terrorist incident”, and confirmed that all the victims were Muslim.

A 48-year-old man has since been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

Chief Superintendent Owen Weatherill said: “Hertfordshire Constabulary is continuing to conduct reassurance patrols across the county as part of our on-going response to the recent terror attacks, including the latest incident in London overnight.

“We are constantly working with the Home Office and other forces across the country to monitor the security situation and co-ordinate our response effectively.

“The UK’s terror threat level remains Severe, which means an attack is highly likely.

“With this in mind we continue to ask the public to remain alert, but not alarmed and to report any suspicious activity to the confidential police hotline on 0800 789 321. In an emergency always dial 999.

“People should also familiarise themselves with the national Run Hide Tell guidance in case of being caught up in an incident. You can view the video at www.gov.uk/government/publications/stay-safe-film.

“There can never be any excuse for hate crime in any shape or form and this criminality will not be tolerated.

“More people are reporting hate crime than ever before but it is still significantly underreported. Don’t suffer in silence; there are people who can help you.”

Police can be contacted via 101, or through Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 and at https://crimestoppers-uk.org/.

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