London Metropolitan police on Friday charged a 47-year-old man, arrested after driving a van into Muslims near a mosque in north London on June 19, with terrorism-related murder and attempted murder.

The metropolitan police said that Darren Osborne, who is from Cardiff in Wales, was charged following an investigation by counter-terrorism officers.

The accused was scheduled to appear in court later on Friday.

Osborne was initially detained by bystanders after the attack with a hired van in the early hours on Monday, near Finsbury Park Mosque, as worshippers were leaving late-night prayers.

Police had earlier said that a 51-year-old man who was killed in the attack had died of multiple injuries after he was crushed under the van.

Makram Ali, a Bangladesh-born local man, had been sitting on the pavement receiving medical attention when his legs were crushed by the vehicle.

The post-mortem ended speculation that he had died of a heart attack before the van hit him.

According to the police, 10 other people were injured in the attack.

Osborne had initially been charged with “commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism including murder and attempted murder,” with the latest police statement clarifying the allegations against him.



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