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Finsbury Park terror attack: Barking and Dagenham Council issue safety pledge

PUBLISHED: 16:28 19 June 2017 | UPDATED: 18:25 19 June 2017

Left to right: Ash Siddique, deputy leader Cllr Saima Ashraf, Darren Rodwell, chief exexcutive Chris Naylor and police borough Commander Shaun Wilson. (Pic: LBBD)

Left to right: Ash Siddique, deputy leader Cllr Saima Ashraf, Darren Rodwell, chief exexcutive Chris Naylor and police borough Commander Shaun Wilson. (Pic: LBBD)

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Barking and Dagenham Council will continue to work with its partners to keep everyone safe following the terror attack at Finsbury Park, its leader has said.

A police officer talks to local people following the attack at 1am on Monday. Picture: PAA police officer talks to local people following the attack at 1am on Monday. Picture: PA

Cllr Darren Rodwell made the pledge during a visit to the Al Madina Mosque in Barking today with colleagues from the police.

One person died and several others were injured after a van was driven into a crowd of people outside Finsbury Park mosque just after midnight this morning.

Many of the victims are believed to have just finished worshipping at the mosque after breaking the Ramadan fast.

A man has been arrested and is currently in custody.

Cllr Roadwell said: “We stand shoulder to shoulder in condemning such attacks and as a community we want to send a clear message to anyone wanting to spread hate and division in our community – there’s no place for you here.

“We stand united as one community and will continue to work closely with our colleagues in the police and other community groups to make sure that extremists of any type are not welcome in our borough.

“Hate is hate it doesn’t matter what mask it hides under – we must stand together.”

Ash Siddique, from the mosque, added: “We are one community and one people. Together we remain strong and we will not allow anyone to come between us.”

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