Van driver charged with murder over Finsbury Park terror attack

  • Van driver charged with murder over Finsbury Park terror attack

Van driver charged with murder over Finsbury Park terror attack

Finsbury Park attack suspect Darren Osborne has been charged with terrorism-related murder and attempted murder after the van attack in London.

Darren Osborne was remanded in custody on Friday after an appearance at Westminster Magistrates Court.

An elderly Christian woman traveled 10 miles from Ilford, east London to Finsbury Park on her mobility scooter to apologize to an imam for the mosque attack carried out by a 48-year-old man on Monday.

"He was married with four daughters, two sons and two grandchildren", London's Metropolitan Police said earlier this week.

Police said the rented van involved had been driven from Cardiff to London on Sunday and officers appealed for anyone who saw it to come forward.

Police in Staffordshire say they will continue to patrol near places of worship following the terrorist attack at Finsbury Mosque in London.

Makram Ali died of "multiple injuries", the Metropolitan Police said in a statement, citing a special post-mortem examination.

Tributes have been left at the scene with messages of solidarity and support for the Muslim community following the attack, while a candle lit vigil was held outside the mosque on Monday evening.

Muslim communities in the United Kingdom have reported an increase in prejudice and anger directed at them in the wake of three terrorist attacks since March - two in London, and one in Manchester, England - for which the Islamic State group has claimed responsibility. Two people remain in critical condition and nine others were hurt. He has been widely praised ever since video showing him shielding the suspect from harm and preaching calm until police arrived on the scene of the attack went viral.

Miqdaad Versi, assistant secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain, said the van had deliberately swerved into a group of people who were helping a man who was ill and had fallen to the ground.