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UK police: Mosque attack suspect held on terror charges

British newspapers The Guardian and Daily Mirror identified him as Darren Osborne, who lives with his partner and four children in Cardiff, Wales.

Osborne was arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism including murder and attempted murder.

A passing police van was flagged down and officers were told the suspect was restrained but "if you don't take him, God forbid, he might be seriously hurt", the imam said.

Security Minister Ben Wallace confirmed the suspect was not known to the security services.

M - The family of a man arrested after a terror attack near a London mosque say they are "shocked" and "devastated", BBCreported.

After being arrested on Monday, Osborne said he had wanted to kill "many Muslim people", one witness told journalists. Since then incidents of hate crime have risen, police say.

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One said: "He had lived on the estate for a few years". He was grabbed at the scene by locals and pinned down until police arrived.

Here's everything we know about the attack so far.

On Monday night, hundreds including religious leaders took part in a vigil. May condemned the assault as "sickening", saying Britain's determination to fight "terrorism, extremism and hatred. must be the same, whoever is responsible".

However, the incident is being treated as a terror attack.

A vehicle has hit pedestrians in London and there are "a number of casualities being worked on at the scene", according to authorities. In March London was hit with another vehicle and knife rampage, that one near parliament.

This time the attacker deliberately targeted Muslims, according to the police.

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The imam said: "We arrived at the incident within minutes". A driver plowed into a crowd of Muslim worshippers outside a north London mosque e.

After a short silence, chairman of the mosque Mohammed Kozbar told those gathered that the attack was "on our families, on our freedom, on our dignity", the BBC reported. "Our community is in shock", he said, urging people attending prayers to remain vigilant. One man died at the scene, although he was receiving first aid at the time and it wasn't clear if he died as a result of the attack or from something else.

"This is an extraordinary city of extraordinary people", May said outside Downing Street after chairing an emergency government meeting.

The Finsbury Park Mosque was once a notorious hub for radical Islamists but has changed markedly in recent years under new management.

Despite the change in leadership and the focus on bolstering inter-faith relations, the mosque reported it had received a string of threatening emails and letters in the wake of the Paris attacks.

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