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Good evening. I'm Victoria Hollins.
It was four weeks ago today that one man died and ten people were injured
in a terrorist attack near Finsbury Park Mosque,
in what the Head of the Metropolitan Police said "was quite clearly
Today, the Mosque's Chairman has called for stronger
He says that since the attack they've received a surge
Recall behind me is going out for evening prayers right now. Four
weeks ago it was extremely busy here. It was Ramadan with many
people coming out of the Finsbury Park mosque after evening prayer.
Many were heading up to the high Street. That was where, just after
midnight, a van was driven into a crowd of people.
Everyone was emotional, and it was tough for people,
Sadiq Yusuf witnessed the attack and did his best
There was a guy still underneath the van who we needed to move.
Luckily a lot of people came out of restaurants and houses nearby
and lifted the van so we could get one of the victims underneath.
Some people were conscious, some unconscious.
Yassin was hit by the van, suffering a broken leg.
There is a lot of chaos, a lot of worry and a lot
Everybody was so scared of what happened.
While Islington Council has been praised for its support
of the community, racist crime targeting Muslims has risen.
According to Met police figures, in the weeks before the Manchester
bombing there were on average 17 Islamophobic hate crimes
There was a clear spike following the London Bridge attack
And in the weeks following the Finsbury Park attack there have
still been 81 hate crimes reported every week.
The chairman of the mosque showed us a file of letters full
of poisonous vitriol, all delivered here.
You will have a river of blood, for example.
And we will make sure you get hurt and your community gets hurt.
Expect bombs and other things in your centres,
He discussed the need for stronger deterrents with the Prime Minister
when she visited the mosque after the attack.
Tougher penalties for those found guilty of hate crimes and more
We're not asking to catch every perpetrator who has
sent a letter like that, because we know it's impossible.
But we expect something to be done about some
to the bottom of it and find out who's behind it.
We take Islamophobic hate crime and all kinds of hate
We allocate cases to experienced detectives, and they do
whatever they can in terms of their investigative abilities
to support the victim, to chase the suspect,
and again to bring the suspects to justice.
The Home Office say they've given ?1 million to help mosques
improve their security and are working with relevant
agencies to make sure tougher sentences are handed down
But as these small handprints from local schoolchildren show,
there is hope this community can slowly heal.
I have spent quite a bit of time round here in the last month and
generally the atmosphere is pretty positive. But work continues behind
the scenes to heal the emotional and physical scars. To that end, I
understand victim support workers will be going into the mosque for
the first time next week. Meanwhile, 47-year-old Darren Osborne has been
charged with terrorism related murder and attempted murder. He is
due to appear on Thursday at the Old Bailey for a second preliminary
hearing. There are fears that stress
and exhaustion among London's bus drivers
is contributing to a rise 25 people were killed
either on or by Just to warn you, you
might find the pictures at the beginning of this
next report shocking. Here's our Transport
Correspondent Tom Edwards. This man is just moments
away from the impact. He survived but was badly injured
in the incident in Beckton. And in Ladbroke Grove,
a bus mounted a pavement. Today's report says the capital's
buses could be Major safer. Ten years ago Sarah Hope's mother
died after being hit by a bus. Her daughter lost her leg
in the same incident. She wants operators to reduce
the stress on drivers. We had a terrible incident
in our family and it was caused by a bus driver having road rage,
which is unforgivable, and it must But since that happened,
and since I have been working on my campaign to help bus drivers,
I have learned quite a lot about the stresses and strains
that they are under. And I think we need to really think
about them and what they actually physically do every day,
which is more than driving a bus. 25 people have been killed
on or by buses in the last two Today's report found an emphasis
on punctuality over safety, with drivers facing long hours,
which compromises their ability. The one thing is making sure
the contracts incentivise safety as well as punctuality,
but we also need to make sure Transport for London's
own management having their bonus regime safety
at the heart of it. We need to make sure the life
of drivers is better, and that means making sure they can
have their meal breaks, making sure they don't drive
for 16 hours at a time, because if they are tired,
they may make mistakes. In extreme cases, this incident
shows the behaviour from passengers drivers also sometimes have
to deal with. Bus driving is one of the most
stressful transport Joanne Harris has been
a driver for ten years. Most drivers are doing 12 hour days
and then getting forced overtime 13 and a half hours of all-out
stress, with all those people on board, is not a good combination
for road safety. TfL welcomes the recommendations
and says it's taking It's aiming for no deaths
involving a bus by 2030. But campaigners are calling
for much quicker action. A debate is taking place
in parliament on the growing It follows a big rise
in the number of such assaults. Earlier the Mayor,
Sadiq Khan, called for One victim, who had acid
squirted in face and eyes, has been speaking to BBC London
about his ordeal. And a warning there are
some flashing images They started pushing me about,
calling me racial abuse. Imran, a father of five,
was attacked with acid in November Minutes after he thought he had
avoided a fight here with a large Minutes later he ran
into two of them again. I tried putting my window up
but they have got to my car here and I have realised one of them
had a bottle of Lucozade on him. As I have looked, he has literally
thrown it onto my face. I couldn't see
anything straightaway. I was in pain, and it was
burning and everything. This is how he looked at the time,
but he says his excellent physical It's not physical that's
the problem, it's mental. I can't get it out
of my head, even now. Following five acid attacks
in less than an hour and a half last week,
Sadiq Khan today called I think we should be talking
about life sentences We should be looking at the most
severe sentences when people have used acid like a life changing
and life-threatening weapon. But that hasn't happened
in Imran's case. He says his attacker
is still on the streets. Staring at me, laughing
at me, smiling at me. It's simply that he
is laughing at me. But I could have done something
myself, but I've got kids. That's the only
reason that stops me. It should be classed as attempted
murder or something, Sadly, an agonising increase
in cases like Imran's means that That's it for now from me, but let's
find out what the weather's It looks like it'll be a pretty
interesting week ahead in the weather. It'll start hot and humid
and then we'll see thunderstorms developing before it cooler and more
settled before the end of the week. A warm night tonight, only 16 or 17
degrees by the end, and tomorrow morning some medium and upper level
cloud, but a dry start to a dry and warm day. Windy, wind from the
south-east with humid air, bringing it up to the upper 20s in one or two
spots. Tomorrow evening, we will see showers and thunderstorms spreading
north through the region. There could be heavy downpours but by the
end of the night most will clear away and it's another warm one, 18
degrees for many on Wednesday morning. A southerly breeze on
Wednesday, some showers around but I think we will avoid most of them.
You might catch one or two, but 25 degrees once again. We will not see
those temperatures at the end of the week with a cold front moving
through on Thursday. It will introduce fresh air. Some rain on
Thursday, mostly early in the day. Drying up in the afternoon with
temperatures coming down, 21 and 22 at best. On settled on Friday. Cloud
and outbreaks of rain. Also windy and it will not feel like 20
degrees. At the weekend, it will be quite unsettled with showers around.
It's not all doom and gloom with drier interludes. Here's
It's not all doom and gloom with drier interludes. Here's Ben with
the national picture. Good evening. What goes up must come down. So the
saying goes. That certainly applies to the temperatures. Sunspots cut up
to 27 degrees and tomorrow we could get even warmer with some spots up
to 29. The middle of the week will bring a change. Thunderstorms will
be sparked off and as they clear away, that's when the temperatures
take a tumble all the way down to around 20 degrees at best for most