Finsbury Park: Police get more time to question terror attack suspect Darren Osborne from Weston-super-Mare
PUBLISHED: 11:28 21 June 2017 | UPDATED: 13:02 21 June 2017
Police have been granted extra time to question Finsbury Park terror attack suspect and former Weston-super-Mare resident Darren Osborne.
The Metropolitan Police has obtained a warrant for further detention of the 47-year-old father-of-four, meaning he can be kept in custody without charge until 12.54am on Saturday.
A van ploughed into a crowd of people near a mosque in Seven Sisters Road at 12.20am on Monday morning, injuring 11 people and leaving one man dead – though it is believed he collapsed before the incident and his cause of death is yet to be confirmed.
Police detained a man at the scene after he was pinned down by members of the public.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “Detectives from the Met’s counter terrorism command have obtained a warrant for further detention for the 47-year-old man arrested in connection with the terrorist incident in Finsbury Park.
“The man, arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation and instigation of terrorism; attempted murder and murder, remains in custody at a south London police station.”
Osborne was raised in Weston, attending Broadoak Mathematics and Computing College, and continued living here until a recent move to the Cardiff area.
A number of his family members continue to live in the town.
MORE: Avon and Somerset Constabulary said it will be conducting more high-visibility patrols in the area, including in areas around mosques.
Neighbourhoods and Partnerships Superintendent Andy Bennett said: “Everyone has the right to live and worship peacefully without fear of being targeted for their ethnicity or religion.
“Over the coming days our neighbourhood teams will be contacting faith leaders to provide them with reassurance and to address any concerns they may have.”
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