British police have identified the Finsbury park attacker as Darren Osborne, 47, a father of four who grew up in the seaside town of Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, before moving to Pentwyn, Cardiff.
The attacker reportedly hired the van for £80 a day, on the morning he carried out his attacks. Eyewitnesses at the scene said Darren shouted ‘I’m going to kill all Muslims, I did my bit’ after he rammed into pedestrians on the pavement.
Neigbours of Darren have expressed their shock after seeing pictures of Osborne being arrested by police. The attacker was apparently said to be blowing kisses after he was arrested.
Police searched Osborne’s suburban terraced home in Glyn Rhosyn, Pentwyn, for clues as they investigate what they are treating as terrorism and ‘clearly an attack on Muslims’.