Finsbury Park terror attack suspect Darren Osborne charged by police
PUBLISHED: 12:05 23 June 2017 | UPDATED: 12:45 23 June 2017
Former Weston-super-Mare man Darren Osborne has today (Friday) been charged with terrorism offences over his suspected role in an attack on Muslim worshippers at London's Finsbury Park Mosque on Monday.
One man died and 11 others were injured after a van was driven into a group of people outside the mosque in the early hours of the morning.
The man who died has since been named as 51-year-old Makram Ali, who suffered ‘multiple injuries’. Two other victims remain in critical condition in hospital.
Darren Osborne, who was raised in Weston before more recently living in Cardiff, was detained at the scene by witnesses before being arrested by police on suspicion of deliberately driving into the group.
The 47-year-old has been been held by police for questioning in the days since his arrest, but the Metropolitan Police have moments ago confirmed he has now been charged with terrorism-related murder and attempted murder.
The Met Police confirmed in a statement: “Following an investigation by the MPS Counter Terrorism Command, Darren John Osborne was today charged with terrorism-related murder and attempted murder.
“This was in relation to the terrorist attack in Seven Sisters Road, London in the early hours of June 19.
“He has been remanded in custody to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court this afternoon.”
Osborne was born in Singapore but grew up in Weston, where he attended Broadoak Mathematics and Computing College.
He still has family and friends in the town, including his mother Christine, who described his arrest earlier this week as ‘every mother’s worst nightmare’.