Finsbury Park attack: A minute’s silence held for victims


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A minute’s silence has been held across the country to remember the victims of last week’s van attack near Finsbury Park Mosque.

A van was driven into worshippers leaving Ramadan prayers at the north London mosque just after midnight on 19 June.

Makram Ali, 51, died from injuries received at the scene.

Darren Osborne, who is 47 and from Cardiff, has been charged with murder and attempted murder.

Eleven other people were injured in the attack, which is being investigated as a terrorism incident by the Metropolitan Police.

Government buildings fell silent and people gathered in public places to remember the victims.

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Mr Ali came to the UK from Bangladesh aged 10 and was married with four daughters, two sons and two grandchildren.

His family said he regularly attended the Finsbury Park Mosque and enjoyed visiting the park with his grandchildren.

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After the attack, people left flowers outside Finsbury Park Mosque

The attack was the fourth terror attack in the UK in three months, after incidents in Westminster, Manchester and on London Bridge.



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