A man who drove a van into worshippers near a London mosque on Monday was not known to the security services in terms of far-right extremism
LONDON, June 19 (Reuters
) - A man who drove a van into worshippers near a London mosque on Monday was not known to the security services in terms of far-right extremism, British minister Ben Wallace said.
"This man was not known to the authorities in the space of extremism or far-right extremism," Wallace, junior minister for security in the Home Office, or interior ministry, told Sky News.
The attack on a group of people leaving prayers at the Muslim Welfare House and the nearby Finsbury Park Mosque in north London injured 10 people in what Prime Minister Theresa May has called a sickening, terrorist attack on Muslims.
(Reporting by Kate Holton, editing by Estelle Shirbon) ((email@example.com; 0044 207 542 8560; Reuters