Darren Osborne: Finsbury Park terror attack suspect charged by police


Darren Osborne has been charged with terrorism-related murder and attempted murder after a van drove into people near Finsbury Park mosque, the Crown Prosecution Service has said.

Darren Osborne, 47, from Cardiff, was arrested at the scene in Finsbury Park after the incident in the early hours of Monday, which saw one person killed and nine others taken to hospital.

He was charged with terrorism related murder and attempted murder on Friday, Scotland Yard said.

It comes the day after police confirmed that victim Makram Ali, 51, died from multiple injuries after the van hit him on the side of Seven Sisters Road.

Witnesses say the father-of-six was receiving first aid for a leg injury moments before the horror unfolded, but had sat up and said he wanted to go home.

Mr Ali, who moved to the UK aged 10 from Bangladesh, was described by his family as a peaceful man who had made no enemies.

Osborne has been remanded in custody to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court later on Friday.

A Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) spokesman said: “Today, the CPS authorised the Metropolitan Police to charge Darren Osborne with terrorism related murder and attempted murder following the incident in Finsbury Park in the early hours of Monday 19 June.”


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