Stars including Scarlett Moffatt, Piers Morgan and Gary Lineker have reacted in sadness, anger and defiance at the apparent terrorist attack in Finsbury Park.
One person was killed and a further 10 were injured after a driver ploughed a van into a group of Muslim worshippers in north London, in the early hours of Monday (19 June) morning.
They had been leaving the Muslim Welfare House on Seven Sisters Road, after midnight prayers during Ramadan, when they were struck by a 48-year-old man driving the van, who was arrested at the scene.
After the news broke, big names from the entertainment world shared their thoughts and condolences on social media:
I truly believe nothing will divide London it doesn’t matter how hard people try. My heart goes out to everybody affected ❤️ #London
— Scarlett Moffatt (@ScarlettMoffatt) June 19, 2017
Islamophobic extremist terrorism is as disgusting as Islamist extremist terrorism & must be treated as such. #FinsburyParkTerrorAttack
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) June 19, 2017
Sending love to Finsbury Park this morning.
— Dermot O’Leary (@radioleary) June 19, 2017
Another day, another senseless, hateful attack on the innocent. Let’s hope we don’t allow society’s rotten eggs to tear us apart.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 19, 2017
Just heard about the attack in Finsbury Park. All of my thoughts with the family and friends affected ❤️
— Gok Wan (@therealgokwan) June 19, 2017
Yet even more awful news this morning .
— Rylan Clark-Neal (@Rylan) June 19, 2017
Listening to the news. Such sad sad times, it truly breaks my heart.
— Peter Andre (@MrPeterAndre) June 19, 2017
We need a multi faith solution . Where we all come together and stand united against hate ❤️ pic.twitter.com/0Fztvb54MD
— Davina McCall (@ThisisDavina) June 19, 2017
So saddened to wake up to the news this morning. Honestly what is happening to the world. An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind
— Stacey Solomon (@StaceySolomon) June 19, 2017
Love to my Muslim brothers & sisters in Finsbury Park & to the Muslim emergency & NHS staff caring for all Londoners today.
— rob delaney (@robdelaney) June 19, 2017
Something is rotten in the state of Britain. Those poor people, living peaceful lives to be attacked after prayer. Disgusting.
— kerry howard (@THEKERRYHOWARD) June 19, 2017
I’m shocked by the terror attack in #FinsburyPark. Extremists have no place in society & must be treated equally by the media & authorities.
— Caspar Lee (@Caspar_Lee) June 19, 2017
Prime Minister Theresa May has since said police are treating the incident as “a potential terrorist attack”.
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