Man who died at scene of Finsbury terror attack named

The man who died at the scene of the Finsbury Park terror attack has been named as 51-year-old Makram Ali.

Mr Ali, a father-of-six who also had two grandchildren, was described by his family as a "loving, quiet, gentle man" who "spent his whole life without any enemies".

In a statement, they said: "We are devastated by the loss of a husband, father, brother and grandfather.

"He didn't get involved in political or social discussion, instead he took comfort and enjoyment spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren.

"He was always ready to make a funny joke when you least expected it."

Mr Ali, from Haringey, north London, was about to go on a family holiday to Canada when he died.

His children said he was a peaceful man who would not want any retaliation for what happened to him.

Witnesses at the scene said Mr Ali was receiving medical treatment moments before the attack happened just after midnight on June 19. He was pronounced dead less than hour later.

His family say he had recovered enough to be sitting up and asking to be taken home when the attack happened.

Initial post-mortem results show he died of multiple injuries.

Nine other people were taken to hospital when a van driver targeted the area busy with worshippers attending Ramadan night prayers at the nearby mosque.

A 47-year-old man remains in custody.