London mosque attack: Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May address worshippers at Finsbury Park mosque

Jeremy Corbyn urged the community to “stand together” as he addressed worshippers at Finsbury Park Mosque hours after a terror attack which left one man dead.

The Labour leader and Islington North MP was cheered as he arrived at the mosque, which is located down the road from where the attack happened.

Members of the public applauded as he went inside, while one man shouted: “We love you, Corbyn”.

He had earlier visited the site of the horrific incident, and left the cordon surrounded by police before walking to the entrance of the mosque.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn greeted by cheers as he enters Finsbury Park Mosque

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He told the community to “stand together proud” and said “we are a community which is not going to be divided by vile acts of terror”.

There was another loud applause when he finished speaking.

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As Mr Corbyn spoke to worshippers at the mosque, Prime Minister Theresa May met with faith leaders from the community in another room.


Theresa May and Met Commissioner Cressida Dick talk to faith leaders, including Mohammed Kozbar, chair of the mosque (Stefan Rousseau/PA )

She later emerged, with the representatives of different religions at her side, to talk to reporters.

She said: “The terrible terrorist attack which took place last night was an evil borne out of hatred and it has devastated a community.


Prime Minister Theresa May and Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick at Finsbury Park Mosque (Stefan Rousseau/PA )

“I am pleased to have been here today to see the strength of that community coming together, all faiths united in one desire to see extremism and hatred of all sorts driven out of our society.

“There is no place for this hatred in our country today and we need to work together as one society, one community, to drive it out, this evil which is affecting so many families.”

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