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Two hurt as car hits people near mosque on Edgware Road


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The collision happened outside the Al-majlis Al-Hussaini Islamic centre

Two people were hurt when a car struck several people outside a north London mosque, police said.

Eyewitness described hearing the driver “shouting anti-Islamic taunts” in the incident at the Al-majlis Al-Hussaini Islamic centre, Edgware Road.

However, the Metropolitan Police said in a statement that it was not being treated as terrorist-related.

Two people were taken to hospital following the incident at about 00.35 BST. The driver failed to stop.

The injuries sustained by the casualties were not thought to be life-threatening.

Scotland Yard said: “Officers are currently retaining an open mind regarding the cause of the collision.”

A spokesperson for the Hussaini Association, which had been holding a series of lectures at the mosque, said: “We are in deep shock at such an attack taking place on our community.

“We remain proud to live in a diverse and tolerant society and as such we remain unintimidated.”



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