Singapore condemns London mosque attack

A police officer talks with residents in the Finsbury Park area of north London after a vehicle hit pedestrians, on June 19, 2017.
A police officer talks with residents in the Finsbury Park area of north London after a vehicle hit pedestrians, on June 19, 2017.PHOTO: AFP

Singapore condemns the attack on worshippers leaving mosques after night prayers in Finsbury Park, London, on Monday (June 19), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a press statement.

"That this heinous attack had taken place during the Holy Month of Ramadan is even more disturbing. Such acts remind us that we must remain vigilant, and not allow mistrust and enmity to be sowed in society," the statement said.

"We offer our heartfelt condolences to the family of the victim, and we hope that the injured will make a quick recovery," it added.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the Singapore High Commission is working closely with the London authorities to monitor the situation. There are no reports of Singaporeans directly affected or injured in the incident, it said, adding that the High Commission has reached to Singaporean citizens in London who are e-registered in London .

The statement advised Singaporeans in the United Kingdom to let family and friends know they are safe.

In case any Singaporean needs urgent consular assistance, they have been asked to contact the Singapore High Commission in London or the MFA Duty Office.