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Darren Osborne

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Darren under arrest by police and being yelled at by pedestrians

Darren Osborne is a 47-year-old male who lives in Pentwyn, Cardiff with his family. He is originally from Weston-super-Mare.[2]

  

Attack Near Finsbury Park Mosque

On June 19th around 12:20 am, Darren drove a van into a group of pedestrians outside a mosque in the Finsbury Park north of London.[2] A number of the pedestrians were worshippers attending Ramadan prayers. Darren was restrained by members of the public before police came to the scene and arrested him.[7]

Witnesses say while he was being subdued, he was yelling "I want to kill all Muslims" and was being combative towards the people trying to restrain him.[7]

 

One person died and ten people were injured. It is unclear whether the person who died was being treated earlier for an unrelated issue.[11]

 

After being held down by mosque-goers until police arrived, Osborne repeatedly said "I did my job. I done my bit. I'd do it again!" He later asked them to kill him. He also blew the mosque-goers a kiss from the police van. [17]

 

Video of Darren being under arrest

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said the terror attack was "quite clearly an attack on Muslims".[2] He is currently being held on terrorism offenses. Investigators believe it was a lone wolf attack.[7]

 

Personal Life

Darren was born in Singapore but moved to the United Kingdom early in his life.[2]​ He went to primary school in Barrowby where one of his classmates described him as an "unhinged crazy kid."[16]​ Another former classmate said that he was a loner and was nicknamed "Darren Frogspawn." Darren later moved to Weston-super-Mare after a time attending Central school.[16]

 

Darren went on to earn his de gree from Broadoak Mathematics and Computing College. Currently, Darren lists his address in Glyn Rhosyn in Cardiff's Pentwyn with his partner and 4 children.[11] Neighbors describe Darren as a normal person and a quiet man.[11]

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    08672  •  1 week, 2 days ago
    Wow I wonder what drove him to do this!
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    Travis Moore    •  1 week, 2 days ago
    Not good, but not surprised.
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    LuisaDoraz  •  1 week, 2 days ago

    Sad to say, but I am sure there will be more to come! :(