Who is Darren Osborne Everything we know about the Finsbury Park mosque

first_imgOwners the van hire said they were “shocked and saddened” that one of their vehicles was used in the attack and pledged to help the police with their investigation.Neighbour Saleem Naema, 50, a taxi driver, said: “I can’t believe it. I know him. I’ve lived here for five years, he was already living here when I moved in.”If I ever needed anything he would come. I just can’t believe that he did that. I am a Muslim.”Khadijeh Sherizi, who lives next door to Osborne, said: “I saw him on the news and I thought ‘oh my God’ that is my neighbour. A white van is seen at the scene after a vehicle collided with pedestrians in the Finsbury Park neighbourhood of North LondonCredit:REUTERS/Neil Hall The father of four suspected of mowing down a group of worshippers outside a Finsbury park mosque was a “complex” and “troubled” individual known for “flipping his lid” when he drank too much, it has been claimed, as his mother said he is “no terrorist”.Darren Osborne, 47, is being held in custody on suspicion of terror offences including attempted murder. He is alleged to have expressed increasingly antagonistic views towards Muslims in the weeks since the London Bridge atrocity.After ploughing down a group of men as they left Ramadan prayers, he is alleged to have rammed his hired van into bollards before jumping out and shouting “I’m going to kill all Muslims – I did my bit”. But Osborne’s mother, 72-year-old Christine, said her son was “not a terrorist and had never shown any hatred towards Muslims”.“I’m at my wit’s end. I saw him on TV and recognised him straight away. I just screamed,” she told The Sun.“My son is no terrorist – he’s just a man with problems and I don’t know how to cope with all this.”‘Not political’Meanwhile, Osborne’s sister Nicola denied that her brother is political.“He wouldn’t even know who the Prime Minister is,” she said. “I’ve never heard him say anything about Muslims or anything racist.” When the police eventually arrived, Osborne smiled, waved and blew kisses, apparently taunting witnesses as he was bundled into the back of a van.He was recognised on television by stunned Welsh neighbours more used to seeing him on the school run, who rang the police to identify him.They later described him as “shouty” and “aggressive” but said they were gobsmacked to learn that he was a terror suspect. The alleged suspect with bruises on his face clearly visable The suspect following his arrestCredit:Universal News And Sport He then drove more than 150 miles to north London throughout the evening, careering onto the pavement in Finsbury Park shortly after midnight. One of his former neighbours in Weston-Super-Mare, who did not wish to be named, said: “We all know Darren, from our youth generally.”When I heard what happened it absolutely made me feel ill. You don’t imagine this.”Weston is a small town. He would just drink too much and flip the switch I guess.” She added: “Sorry is not a word that you can use really. I’m sorry that my brother has been that troubled that it has taken him to that level of troubledness.”She insisted he was “not interested in terrorism”.A complex family lifeOsborne left Weston-Super-Mare several years ago and moved to a terraced house in Pentwyn, Cardiff with his partner, children and two dogs.The couple have four children, aged between 16 and five and Osborne is said to help with the daily school run.A complicated picture emerged of his personal life, with neighbours describing him as a  “family man” who was heard singing in his kitchen with his children on Sunday afternoon, just hours before he is alleged to have driven to London. Pontyclun Van Hire in Pontyclun, Mid GlamorganCredit:PA REUTERS/Neil Hall The suspect following his arrestcenter_img ‘A privileged life’Osborne was born in Singapore but raised by his parents John and Christine in Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, where he attended Broadoak Mathematics and Computing College.Mrs Osborne, 72, told ITV News her son was a “complex” person, adding: “I’m not going to defend him but you know he’s my son and it’s a terrible terrible shock and it’s not just robbing the bank, it’s an atrocity.“At this moment in time I can’t cope with it, I can’t. It’s a terrible, terrible shock.” Another neighbour said: “I actually heard him singing in the street yesterday – weird really. I never knew what he did for a living.His partner was described as “a really nice woman” by those who know her through work.One said: “She’s a kind and friendly person. Everyone said she was too good for him.”Osborne, who was not known to the police or security services, is believed to have driven 15 miles from his home in the Welsh capital to Pontyclun Van Hire on Sunday, hiring an £80-a-night Luton van. “He has been so normal. He was in his kitchen yesterday afternoon singing with his kids. He was the dad of the family. He has kids. He lives next door. He seemed polite and pleasant to me. I just can’t believe it.” Finsbury Park mosque tragedy in pictures Mobile phone footage taken by onlookers in Finsbury Park early on Monday showed him wild eyed and sweating as he repeatedly shouted “kill me”.But as he left the vehicle he was chased and pinned to the floor before being dragged along the pavement where his victims’ bodies lay strewn. She claimed that Osborne had tried to kill himself just a few weeks ago by jumping into a river and had asked to be sectioned.”He tried to kill himself six, eight weeks ago,” she told MailOnline. “He threw himself into the river in Cardiff. He asked to be taken into care, to be sectioned but they wouldn’t do it.” It came amid claims Osborne had allegedly hurled insults at his Asian neighbour’s 12-year-old son in the wake of the Islamist attack in the capital earlier this month. She claimed he was “disturbed” and had been on medication for mental health problems. She said she had recognised him straightaway in television reports, describing it as “every mother’s worst nightmare”.“My son is no terrorist — he’s just a man with problems and I don’t know how to cope with all this”, she told The Sun. Neighbours described Mrs Osborne as “long-suffering”. One said: “Christine is a great grandmother – Darren’s nephew stays a lot.”Darren’s not had a bad life. He’s had quite a privileged life. He’s had more options than a lot of people.”His former drinking partners described him as a “loveable mentalist”.His sister, Nicola Osborne, 50, said her brother had been “troubled for a long time.” The alleged suspect with bruises on his face clearly visable Finsbury Park van attack – How it unfolded Pontyclun Van Hire in Pontyclun, Mid Glamorgan However, others said they believed he and his partner had separated in recent months and that he was often seen shouting at her in the street.Pharmacist Rebecca Carpenter, 26, said: “He’s quite a shouty person, always shouting at his wife and kids.”He drove around in an old car that was always damaged. He never caused us any real problems, but we could often hear him shouting from the other side of the street.”None of us have ever really spoken to him but we recognised him straight away when we saw him on the telly this morning.”last_img read more

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Bayern Munchen and Borussia Dortmund interested in handball

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