A driver accused of killing a man after ploughing his van into a crowd of Muslims told police: “At least I had a proper go,” a court heard yesterday. It’s alleged Darren Osborne, 48, drove the vehicle towards a group who had gathered to help Makram Ali after he suffered a heart attack. Makram, 51, died in the incident last June and nine fellow Muslims, who were outside a mosque in London’s Finsbury Park, were injured.
A van driver accused of ploughing into a crowd of Muslims received a message from Britain First's deputy leader Jayda Fransen in the weeks before his alleged attack, a court heard today. Darren Osborne, 48, also received messages believed to be from former EDL co-founder signed "yours truly, Tommy Robinson", jurors were told. Osborne allegedly killed 51-year-old Makram Ali and injured several others after they left a mosque in Finsbury Park, north London, on June 19 last year.
A man accused of ploughing a van into a crowd of Muslims in a bid to kill as many of them as he could left a note addressing singer Lily Allen and politicians Jeremy Corbyn and Sadiq Khan, a court heard. Darren Osborne, 48, allegedly killed one man, 51-year-old Makram Ali, and injured others in Finsbury Park, north London. Jurors heard he left a note in the van addressing the Smile singer, and branding Labour leader Corbyn a "terrorist sympathiser" and London Mayor Khan a "disgrace".
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