Theresa May has described the attack on worshippers near Finsbury Park mosque as a ‘terrible incident’.
The Prime Minister said: ‘All my thoughts are with those who have been injured, their loved ones and the emergency services on the scene.’
She later said police are treating the van incident near Finsbury Park ‘as a potential terrorist attack’, adding: ‘I will chair an emergency meeting later this morning.
‘All my thoughts are with the victims, their families and the emergency services on the scene.’
Two people are feared dead after around 10 people were hit as they left mosque following the breaking of Ramadan fast.
The Muslim Council of Britain has confirmed that worshippers were targeted adding: ‘Our prayers are with the victims.’
Jeremy Corbyn said: ‘I am totally shocked at the incident at Finsbury Park tonight.
‘I’ve been in touch with the mosques, police and Islington council regarding the incident.
‘My thoughts are with those and the community affected by this awful event.’
Mohammed Shafiq of the Ramadhan Foundation, a Muslim organisation which speaks out against extremism, said: ‘I utterly condemn the senseless and evil van attack against Muslim worshippers outside the Finsbury Park Mosque in London.
‘According to eyewitnesses this was a deliberate attack against innocent Muslims going about their life.
‘We should make clear that if this attack is confirmed as a deliberate terrorist attack then this should be classed as an act of terrorism.
‘The British Muslim community requires all decent people to stand with us against this evil violence.
‘Rampant Islamaphobia has been on the rise for a number of years and those on the far right have perpetuated hatred against Muslims.
‘They should be called out for their hatred.
‘The days ahead will be difficult, but with unity and tolerance we will prevail. We will not allow these far right extremists to divide our diverse communities.
‘Enough is enough, my condolences and prayers for all the victims and their families. They are in my prayers.’