'By God's grace we managed to protect him': Imam describes how he saved Finsbury Park terror suspect from harm

An imam has described how he saved the Finsbury Park terror suspect from harm just moments after a van ploughed into a group of Muslims.

Muslim leader Mohammed Mahmoud said an angry mob tried to "kick and punch" the suspect as he was being restrained by three men following the suspected terror attack.

The Finsbury Park terror attack suspect has been named as 47-year-old father-of-four Darren Osborne.

Osborne, from Cardiff, was arrested after pedestrians were targeted by a man driving a van near Finsbury Park Mosque on Monday.

Mr Mahmoud said he and a "group of brothers" had managed to "extinguish any flames of mob rule" to prevent the alleged terrorist becoming harmed.

Mr Mahmoud said: "By God's grace we managed to surround him and to protect him from any harm.

"We stopped all forms of attack and abuse towards him that were coming from every angle."