Finsbury Park attack suspect Darren Osborne pleads not guilty to murder charges in court
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Friday December 22 2017
Darren Osborne, the man charged with perpetrating the terrorist attack outside a mosque in Finsbury Park in June, has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and attempted in relation to the attack.
Osborne, 48, has been charged with terrorism-related murder and attempted murder after a van was driven into worshippers leaving Muslim Welfare House following nightly Ramadan prayers in June.
Osborne, from Glyn Rhosyn in Cardiff, pleaded not guilty to murdering 51-year-old Makram Ali and attempting to kill other “persons at the junction of Seven Sisters Road and Whadcoat Street” in London on 19th June. Osborne appeared at the Old Bailey via videolink from Belmarsh prison on Thursday.
Following the harrowing incident outside the mosque in June, in which a van ploughed into a group of people, Osborne was pulled out of the vehicle by worshippers. The imam of the mosque, Mohammed Mahmoud, then intervened to protect Osborne and ensure no violence was carried out against him.
Osborne was remanded in custody until the start of his trial, which is due to start at Woolwich Crown Court on 22nd January.