Three folks had been injured exterior the Al-Majlis Al-Hussaini mosque in Cricklewood, north London, in what a Muslim organisation claims was a “suspected premeditated Islamophobic assault”.
The automobile ran over worshippers exterior a mosque after its occupants had been requested to depart a personal automobile park. The request degenerated into a row with the occupants of the automobile making Islamophobic feedback, it’s claimed.
A Met Police spokesman stated officers had been referred to as at 12.25am on Wednesday to stories of a automobile colliding with pedestrians in Oxgate Lane in Brent. Met Police say they’re investigating the 12.35am hit-and-run as a hate crime, however it isn’t being handled as terrorist associated.
The automobile’s occupants – three males and a lady of their mid-twenties – had been allegedly behaving anti-socially, ingesting and utilizing medication within the automobile park when safety requested them to depart.
It’s claimed the group drove close to the mosque and made Islamophobic remarks throughout a confrontation with a “massive group of individuals”, after which crashed into pedestrians after the automobile was broken by folks exterior the centre and it drove off “at velocity”.
The automobile fled the scene and its occupants are nonetheless being hunted by police, who arrived to a chaotic scene on the street.
One of many victims, a person in his 50s, was being handled in hospital for a critical leg harm, whereas two males of their 20s suffered minor accidents.
The Hussaini Affiliation, which had organised a lecture that was being held at the mosque, claims the automobile was pushed by a white man and its occupants had shouted “anti-Islamic taunts” earlier than the pedestrians had been struck.
The motive force was a Caucasian male and had three passengers within the automobile with him. The passengers had been 2 males and a feminine and all of them had been additionally of Caucasian origin.
They had been heard shouting anti Islamic taunts at the gang earlier than they began their assault.