English cardinal after mosque attack: 'Repudiate hatred and violence'
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 26, 2017,
Jun 26, 2017, 8:06
He moved to Cardiff with his partner, who works as a pub chef, and their four children, aged between five and 16.
The British Press Association reported police had responded to reports of a "drunk man" sleeping in a van in Cardiff, who a witness now believes was Osborne, just 24 hours before the rampage.
Osborne was born in Singapore but grew up in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, where he attended Broadoak Mathematics and Computing College.
"He lives next door".
A 48-year-old man was overpowered by Muslim bystanders and was restrained until he was arrested by police officers who arrived within minutes.
Society president Robert Bourns said: 'The people caught up in this terrible attack will be dealing with enormous personal distress, as are victims of the other recent terrorist attacks.
Footage has since emerged showing the aftermath, with injured worshippers strewn across the street.
When he was eventually arrested and loaded into the back of a police van in handcuffs, he waved to the gathered crowd.
Police arrested Osborne on suspicion of commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism including murder as well as attempted murder after a vehicle ploughed into a crowd of pedestrians near a north London mosque.
Cops raided addresses in his home city - including his own house - after the incident. "It still hasn't really sunk in", a family statement, read by Osborne's sister, Nicola, and nephew, Ellis, said.
The driver was reportedly restrained by the crowd until he was taken into police custody.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn expressed shock at Osborne's "horrific and cruel" actions and Prime Minister Theresa May has decried the Finsbury Park attack as "every bit as sickening" as those in recent months.
Apart from 11 people injured, police were still looking into a possible link between the incident and one death at the scene. The police searched his house in Cardiff yesterday.
Mr Khaliel described Muslim hijab-wearing women as the "silent victims" who have "seen the brunt of these attacks". Officials say it is unclear whether or not he died from injuries sustained during the attack or from a previous health issue for which he was already receiving first aid when the attack occurred.
The UK Muslim Council tweeted "we have been informed that a van has run over worshippers as they left Finsbury Park Mosque".