Finsbury Park terror attack: Police given more time to question suspect

Police have been given more time to question the Finsbury Park terror suspect.

Darren Osborne, a 47-year-old father-of-four, was arrested after a van hit pedestrians near a London mosque in the early hours of Monday which injured 11 Muslims attending prayers.

Here is what we know about the attack so far:

  • Police were called just after 12.20am on Monday to reports of a vehicle striking pedestrians in Seven Sisters Road
  • The suspect, who is believed to have acted alone, was detained by members of public at the scene after being heard shouting "I want to kill more Muslims"
  • He has been named as 47-year-old father-of-four Darren Osborne from Cardiff
  • He has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder
  • Scotland Yard later said he had been further arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism
  • 11 people were injured in the incident, eight of whom were taken to hospital
  • The elderly man who collapsed prior to the attack died at the scene
  • PM Theresa May hailed the bravery of those who detained the attacker as she condemned the attack as "sickening" and vowed to defeat all forms of extremism
  • The Muslim Council of Britain said the van intentionally ran over worshippers, and it called for extra security around mosques

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