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Man who drove van into London mosque worshippers jailed for 43 years

LONDON: A British man found guilty of murder after he drove a van into Muslim worshippers outside a London mosque last June, leaving one dead and injuring many more, was jailed for life on Friday and told he would serve at least 43 years behind bars. Darren Osborne became obsessed with Muslims after watching a BBC TV drama about child sex abuse involving British Pakistani men and just weeks later carried out the attack in Finsbury Park, north London. The 48-year-old killed Makram Ali, 51, and injured 12 others, two…

‘He planned to make a public statement by killing Muslims’

A British man "obsessed" with Muslims deliberately drove into a group outside a mosque in an act of terrorism intended to kill as many as possible, a court heard Monday. Darren Osborne is accused of murdering 51-year-old Makram Ali and trying to kill others in the Finsbury Park area of north London on June 19 last year, after growing angry at recent terror attacks. Osborne, 48, from the Welsh capital Cardiff, denies the charges. Opening the case against him in his trial at Woolwich Crown Court in southeast London,…

London mosque driver charged with ‘terrorism-related murder’

LONDON: The British van driver who mowed down Muslim worshippers near a London mosque this week was charged on Friday with terrorism-related murder and attempted murder, officials said. Darren Osborne, 47, will appear before magistrates in central London later Friday in relation to the charges, police and prosecutors said. One man died in the incident early Monday near Finsbury Park Mosque in north London, and another 11 people were injured. Makram Ali, 51, died from multiple injuries following Monday's attack.…

Family says London’s anti-Muslim attacker ‘troubled’

LONDON: Police on Tuesday questioned a man suspected of deliberately mowing down Muslims in London, as the interior minister said Britain was "bruised but not broken" by a string of terror attacks. Britain was coming to terms with the aftermath of its fourth bloody assault in three months following Monday's van attack on worshippers leaving the Finsbury Park Mosque in north London. The family of Darren Osborne, the man suspected of deliberately driving into the Muslim group, said he was "troubled" and described his…