Man charged over Finsbury Park attack

Darren Osborne

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Mr Osborne will appear in Westminster Magistrates’ Court

A man has been charged with terrorism-related murder and attempted murder after a van was driven into worshippers outside a mosque in north London.

Darren Osborne, 47, from Cardiff, was arrested after the incident in Finsbury Park in the early hours of Monday.

People were leaving prayers when the attack happened – killing one and leaving nine others in hospital.

A spokesman from the Crown Prosecution Service said it had authorised the Metropolitan Police to charge him.

Mr Osborne will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court later.

The attack happened shortly before 00:20 BST, when the vehicle mounted the pavement outside Muslim Welfare House – which is also a community centre – on Seven Sisters Road.

The victim was named as 51-year-old Makram Ali, from Harringey, who came to the UK from Bangladesh when he was 10.

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