Following reports of an incident at Finsbury Park Mosque this morning on 19th June 2017, the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace is issuing the following guidance for those affected.
Urgent assistance and information can be gained from @metpoliceuk
Report anything suspicious to the Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321 or online. In an emergency, call 999.
The investigation is being led by the Counter-Terrorism Command and we would ask anybody who has images or film of the incident to pass those to the police by uploading it at https://ukpoliceimageappeal.co.uk/
Foreign nationals in the UK affected by this incident may wish to contact their embassy, high commission or consulate, which may also be able to provide information or assistance.
Victim Support is currently operating the Support Line offering emotional and practical support for anyone affected by the attack.
The number is 08 08 168 91 11 and is free to call (open 24 hours).
Victim Support is a national independent charity that provides emotional and practical support for anyone affected by the attack: You may have been directly involved, witnessed it, or you feel impacted by the event. Support can be offered by phone, face to face or through information online.
Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace – Survivors Assistance Network
The Foundation for Peace Survivors Assistance Network provides specialist support for all those in the UK affected by terrorist attacks at home or overseas, including witnesses and family members.
They provide tailored, personalised assistance plans for victims soon after a terrorist incident has occurred, help to address longer term support needs and support a sense of personal safety and well-being.
Victims will also be able to participate in supportive group activity and remembrance events to help them rebuild their lives. More information is available on their website www.survivorsassistancenetwork.org
The phone number is 01925 581240 or email SAN@foundation4peace.org
The Foundation is promoting a campaign called We Stand Together. We must remain calm but, at the same time, take actions to prevent violent extremism, stop the hate, and build a safe society. Use the hashtag #WeStandTogether in all your posts today and join us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WeStandTogetherForPeace/
The advice in the event of further incidents:
RUN | HIDE | TELL
Run to a place of safety. This is a better option than to surrender or negotiate. If there’s nowhere to go, then…
Hide – Turn your phone to silent and turn off vibrate. Barricade yourself in if you can.
Tell – the Police by calling 999 when it is safe to do so.