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Police to increase patrols at faith centres in Norfolk after terror attack on London mosque

Police officers man a cordon at Finsbury Park in north London, after a terror attack on a Mosque. Pictture Yui Mok/PA Wire.

Police officers man a cordon at Finsbury Park in north London, after a terror attack on a Mosque. Pictture Yui Mok/PA Wire.

Police in Norfolk are to increase patrols at faith centres in the county following the terror attack on a mosque in the Finsbury Park area of London.

Pedestrians were targeted by an attacker driving a van early on Monday morning, with one man pronounced dead at the scene and nine taken to hospital.

Darren Osborne, 47, from Cardiff, has been held on suspicion of attempted murder and alleged terror offences.

MORE: Theresa May condemns “sickening” Finsbury Park mosque terror attack which leaves one dead and eight in hospital

In the wake of the fourth terrorist incident to take place in recent months and with Ramadan completing with Eid in the coming weekend, police will continue to be more visible in key sites across the county. There will also be a number of dedicated patrols at some faith locations.

ACC Simon Megicks, Norfolk and Suffolk’s Protective Services lead, said: “With the recent tragic events in mind we have been patrolling more visibly at certain large scale events and continuing our existing relationships with community leaders.

Our thoughts are with those who have been caught up in the most recent incident last night and I want to reassure residents that we are working closely with all our faith communities to ensure that we continue to offer a proportionate and appropriate policing response.”

MORE: Man dies as van hits mosque crowd in London

Police are encouraging people who witness any suspicious activity or behaviour to call 0800 789 321 or dial 999 in an emergency.

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