The van driver, described by eyewitnesses as a large white man, was detained by members of the public after the attack in Seven Sisters Road at 12.20am on Monday.
One witness described being surrounded by bodies in the wake of the attack outside the Muslim Welfare House, close to Finsbury Park mosque.
Eyewitnesses said the attacker shouted about killing Muslims as he was held by local people.
‘We have to respond by being together’ Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders unite to condemn Finsbury Park Mosque attack
Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders have united to condemn the attack on a mosque in Finsbury Park. One man has died and several others have been injured after a van was driven into a crowd during the suspected terror attack in North London. Faith leaders have spoken out against the attack and a rabbi, a Muslim man and a bishop stood together for a joint interview.
The Government has been urged to focus its counter-terror Prevent programme on far-right extremism after a van ploughed into worshippers leaving evening prayers at a mosque in Finsbury Park. One man was killed and eight people were taken to hospital after the suspected terror attack outside Muslim Welfare House shortly after 12:20am on Monday.
Imam who protected terror suspect who attacked Muslims from angry crowds until police came speaks out
An imam who protected the Finsbury Park Mosque attacker from members of the public has described how he stopped “kicks and punches” that were coming from “every angle”. Mohammed Mahmoud was one of the first on the scene of the attack early on Monday morning and intervened to save the suspect from a crowd that had formed. Speaking next to the police cordon in north London, the imam said: “We found that a group of people quickly started to collect around the assailant and some tried to hit him with either kicks or punches.
Theresa May has said the Finsbury Park mosque attack justifies her plan to impose a raft of regulations on the internet. The Prime Minister was speaking outside 10 Downing Street after a white van ploughed into Muslim worshippers following prayers at the north London mosque, leaving one dead and 10 injured. “This Government will act to stamp out extremist and hateful ideology, both across society and on the internet,” she said.