The man who died was already receiving first aid from members of the public and it is not yet known if his death was caused by the attack, Metropolitan Police deputy assistant commissioner Neil Basu said.
“This was an attack on Muslims near their place of worship”, said May who later visited the mosque.
The Metropolitan Police report Osborne is now “being held on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism including murder and attempted murder“.
The driver, named by United Kingdom media as 48-year-old father-of-four Darren Osborne, has been arrested on terrorism offences.
47-year-old father-of-four Darren Osborne is the man arrested for driving a van into a crowd of mosque-goers in London’s Finsbury Park after midnight on Monday, the British police revealed, as cited by BBC News.
A witness, Abdiqadir Warra, said the driver of the van “drove at people” and that some of the victims were carried for several metres along the road.
During Monday’s attack, witnesses described hearing the assailant shout: “I am going to kill Muslims!”
British Prime Minister Theresa May said the attack was directed at Muslims and condemned it as “every bit as sickening” as deadly Islamist attacks that hit the country in recent months.
Eleven people were hurt, all Muslims, with nine requiring hospital treatment.
Both Warfa and Sulaman said there were three people originally in the van, and that two had run away. One said: “He got chucked out as he was so drunk”.
Photos show a number of police cars are on the scene and the area cordoned off to civilians. The statement reaffirmed Egypt’s rejection of all kinds of terrorism and discrimination based on race, religion, and gender.
“It is a reminder that terrorism, extremism and hatred take many forms and our determination to tackle them must be the same, whoever is responsible”, she said. In both of those cases, after ramming the vehicle into pedestrians, the attackers continued their assaults with stabbing sprees.
Chief Executive of the Muslim Welfare House, Toufik Kacimi, said the man had to be rescued by the imam at the centre to stop him being attacked. And there had been a auto and knife rampage in Westminster in March. It was also claimed by IS.
In Parliament Square, placards were held up urging justice for the victims of the Grenfell Tower disaster where more than 70 people were killed as flames took hold of the entire tower block.
Attack has been categorically classified as a hate crime against Muslims.
One official said the Muslim cleric’s “bravery and courage” possibly saved the man’s life.
Osborne’s family said they are devastated at the “madness” of the attack.
A British-born suicide bomber who returned from Libya days earlier kills 22 people and injures dozens during an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena in northern England.
May said police would assess security at mosques and provide any additional resources needed ahead of upcoming celebrations marking the end of Ramadan.
Its former imam, Abu Hamza, was jailed for life in NY on terrorism charges in 2015.