After a vehicle drove into pedestrians near a mosque in north London, killing at least one person, Prime Minister Theresa May said the attacker had acted alone. The UK will look at increased security for mosques.
Theresa May chaired an emergency meeting of her Cabinet on Monday morning and told reporters afterwards that the alleged perpetrator was a 48-year-old white man and that according to early assessments, he had acted alone.
May also said the government was assessing the security of mosques in the UK, adding that there had been “too much tolerance” of extremism and vowing to fight it in the same way that the UK had fought racism.
The attack was a “sickening attempt” to destroy the freedom to worship, the prime minister said outside Downing Street. “It was an attack that once again targeted the ordinary and the innocent … this time British Muslims,” she said.
“London is an extraordinary city of extraordinary people,” she added.
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