Weston man accused of terror attack pleads not guilty to murder

PUBLISHED: 10:38 22 December 2017 | UPDATED: 10:38 22 December 2017

File court artist sketch by Elizabeth Cook of Darren Osborne, who is accused of carrying out the Finsbury Park terror attack. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday December 21, 2017. Osborne, 48, allegedly mowed down Akram Ali, 51, and nine other people on a crowded pavement in north London. See PA story COURTS Finsbury. Photo credit should read: Elizabeth Cook/PA Wire

File court artist sketch by Elizabeth Cook of Darren Osborne, who is accused of carrying out the Finsbury Park terror attack. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday December 21, 2017. Osborne, 48, allegedly mowed down Akram Ali, 51, and nine other people on a crowded pavement in north London. See PA story COURTS Finsbury. Photo credit should read: Elizabeth Cook/PA Wire

A former Weston-super-Mare man accused of carrying out a terror attack has pleaded not guilty to murder and attempted murder.

Darren Osborne, aged 48, allegedly drove into Akram Ali and nine other people on a crowded pavement in Finsbury Park in north London on June 19.

The area was busy with Muslim worshippers at the time, and Osborne is charged with the murder of Mr Ali, aged 51.

The charges also state he attempted to murder ‘persons at the junction of Seven Sisters Road and Whadcoat Street, London’.

Osborne, who now lives in Glyn Rhosyn, Cardiff, appeared at the Old Bailey via video link from Belmarsh jail yesterday (Thursday).

He was wearing a red T-shirt, and spoke only to confirm his identity and enter not guilty pleas.

He was remanded in custody, ahead of his trial on January 22 at Woolwich Crown Court.

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