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"Mohammed was the hero of the day, he was the one who contained the guy and held him up until the police came and took him away", Kacimi told the Standard.

The man who died had already been receiving first aid from a member of the public, police said.

Witnesses said a white van struck a crowd of Muslim worshippers who had been attending evening prayers during the holy month of Ramadan and were looking after an elderly man who had collapsed in an unrelated incident.

Mr Osborne was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and later further arrested over alleged terror offences.

Prime Minister Theresa May condemned the "sickening" incident, saying Britain's determination to fight "terrorism, extremism and hatred. must be the same, whoever is responsible".

Eyewitness Abdul Rahman said the driver said he wanted to "kill all Muslims".

And extra police are being deployed to reassure communities, especially those observing Ramadan, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said.

- The driver of the van, a 48-year-old man, was held by people at the scene until police could arrest him.

Eight others are in hospital, with two in a very serious condition.

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May later announced that the public inquiry looking into the tragedy will report directly to her, the AP said. Emergency service workers bowed their heads in respect to the victims of the catastrophic blaze.

Police say a suspect was arrested immediately after the attack, which is being treated as a terrorist incident. On May 22, a suicide attack killed 22 people and injured almost 60 after an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester. Rahman told the British broadcaster that he hit the suspect and helped subdue him. Authorities are investigating it as a terrorist attack. He was overpowered by bystanders and detained until police arrived.

Mohammed Shafiq of the Ramadhan Foundation, a Muslim organization, said that based on eyewitness reports, it seems to be a "deliberate attack against innocent Muslims".

Police said Monday's incident had all the "hallmarks" of terrorism. It is too early to state if his death was a result of this attack.

"My message to the Government is, the plans you have to change the police funding formula so London loses more money: don't do it".

May chaired an emergency response meeting Monday morning.

The incident comes at a time when emotions are high in England, where there have been several recent terrorist attacks.

Khadijeh Sherizi, who lives next door to Osborne, said: "I saw him on the news and I thought "oh my God" that is my neighbour".

Police have said hate crimes rose after the London Bridge attack this month, when three attackers drover a van into pedestrians and then stabbed people, killing eight.

Manchester was also hit by a severe attack when a bomber killed more than 20 people at an Ariana Grande concert.