Finsbury Park attack: Theresa May announces review of security at mosques following latest terror assault

Security at mosques across the UK will be reviewed in the wake of the Finsbury Park terror attack, the Prime Minister has said.

“Extra police resources have already been deployed to reassure communities, and the police will continue to assess the security needs of mosques, and provide any additional resources needed, especially during this final week before Eid al-Fitr, a particularly important time for the whole Muslim community,” Theresa May said in Downing Street.

Ms May said the attack, at about 12.20am on Monday, targeted the “ordinary and innocent” and added: “Hatred and evil of this kind will never succeed.”

“We will stop at nothing to defeat” extremism, she said.

Ms May re-affirmed her plan to establish a commission for countering extremism, first announced after the Manchester bombing.

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