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Three people injured by car attack outside mosque in north London
By: Barfi Culture Team
Published: 19th September 2018

Met Police detectives have launched an investigation after three people were injured by a collision outside a Muslim community centre in north London.

While it is not being treated as a terror attack, it could be a deliberate hate-crime aimed at British Muslims say police.

The collision happened outside the Al-majlis Al-Hussaini Islamic centre in Cricklewood.

What happened


According to the Met, just after midnight last night, security at the community centre were informed of occupants in a car behaving anti-socially, drinking and allegedly using drugs.

The occupants of the car, three males and a woman in their mid-twenties, were asked to leave the private car park. The car then drove near the centre and the occupants were involved in a confrontation with a large group of people visiting the centre.

Comments of an anti-Muslim nature were allegedly made by the group in the car.

The car then reportedly sustained minor damage by some of those outside the centre. It proceeded to make off at speed colliding with three individuals as it left.

Police are now looking for the occupants of the car that sped away.




Reactions


A spokesman for the Hussaini Association at the community centre said: "We are in deep shock at such an attack taking place on our community but remain proud to live in a diverse and tolerant society."




DS Kelly Schonhage, of Brent CID, said: "We are treating this incident very seriously and a number of enquiries are underway to trace the car and those involved."

This story will be updated with new developments


Article published on 19th September 2018 in the Crime section




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