Van driven into worshippers near Finsbury Park Mosque in London


Theresa May has vowed that “hatred and evil” of the kind seen in the terror attack on a north London mosque that left one man dead and injured eight others will never succeed, as police promised to provide extra patrols during Ramadan.

She made her pledge as more details emerged about the suspect in the Finsbury Park attack in which a van was rammed into worshippers helping an elderly man who had collapsed on the pavement in the early hours.

Markram Ali, who was already receiving first aid, having collapsed just prior to the incident, died at the scene, while eight others were seriously injured.

The attacker has been named locally as father-of-four Darren Osborne, 47, a father of four from Weston-Super-Mare in Somerset.

He reportedly turned against Muslims following the London Bridge attack.

Friends said Osborne had grown up in North Somerset but moved to Cardiff where he lived with his partner and children.

His Muslim neighbours said he had been friendly, but his attitude had changed in recent weeks.

He is alleged to have hurled insults at an Asian neighbour’s 12-year-old son, in the wake of the Islamist attack in the capital earlier this month.

Osborne was arrested in the early hours of Monday morning after driving a hire van into a crowd of men leaving a mosque in the Finsbury Park area of north London, almost 160 miles from his home.

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Source: The Telegraph