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Victim Support says help is still available for those affected by the Finsbury Park attack

18 July 2017

One month on from the Finsbury Park mosque attack, independent charity Victim Support wants people to know that help is still available to anyone affected.

Today marks one month since eleven people were injured and one died when a van drove into worshipers as they left the mosque in north London. 

Of those who have been in contact with the independent charity in relation to the van attack, three quarters are receiving on-going long term support and the rest have received immediate support and intervention.

Requests for support include practical help such as compensation claims and financial support through to emotional support for those suffering the effects of trauma which include difficulty sleeping and loss of appetite. 

As of this Friday, 21st July, Victim Support will have specialist workers holding outreach service in Finsbury Pak Mosque every Friday afternoon from 2:30pm.

Bernadette Keane, Victim Support’s London Director, said: ‘We know from our experience that people can be affected by trauma weeks and even months afterwards after a traumatic event. 
 
‘We want to ensure that anyone who has been affected by this, including witnesses, know that there is help and support available to them.

‘Victim Support is offers free specialist and practical support and is available for as long as needed.’

Victim Support offers free specialist support and practical help to anyone affected by crime, no matter where or when the incident took place.

You can contact Victim Support’s 24/7 supportline on 08 08 16 89 111 or by going online at victimsupport.org.uk  

A man has been charged with terrorism-related murder and attempted murder following the incident at Finsbury Park.

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NOTE TO EDITORS

From Friday 21st July, Victim Support workers will be present every Friday from 2.30pm - 6pm from Friday 21st July in the Finsbury Park Mosque.  

For more information please contact Victim Support Press Office – 
Press office: 020 7268 0202 | Email: press@victimsupport.org.uk

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