Cardiff, June 20: Darren Osborne, father-of-four kids and a 47-year-old resident of Cardiff has been arrested on suspicion of carrying out a terror attack near a north London mosque located at Finsbury Park, BBC reported.
Darren Osborne was briefly detained after a van hit Muslims at a time when they were offering midnight prayers in Finsbury Park. A report that appeared in The Guardian suggested that Osborne before drove his vehicle into the crowd f worshippers, he shouted, “I want to kill all Muslims”. One person died on spot and 11 others were injured in the attack.
Later Osborne was detained on suspicion of rash and negligent driving but later he was arrested over alleged terror offences. The cops have started carrying out searches at an address in the Cardiff area.
Ben Wallace, the Security Minister said that the suspect was not known to the security services and they believe that the accused acted on its own. Some reports suggest that Darren Osborne grew up in Weston-supr-Mare, Somerset.
The family of the accused gathered outside a house in the town and his sister who was also present at the spot said, “I am very sorry for what’s happened.”
The police on the other side confirmed that Osborne was held on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism including murder and attempted murder.
The attack took place shortly after the midnight close to Muslim Welfare House located on Seven Sisters Road, which is also a community centre. Among injured several are them seriously hurt.
“It was quite clearly an attack on Muslims,” said Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick. The police commissioner also assured that armed officers will be present in the area, “particularly around religious establishments”.
In last three months, this is the fourth terror attack in the United Kingdom, after incidents in Westminster, Manchester and on London Bridge. Prime Minister Theresa May who visited the spot said that the attack is “every bit as sickening” as the others.