London mosque attacker jailed for at least 43 years

A Briton who purposely drove a van into a gathering of admirers close to a London mosque, killing one man, was on Friday condemned to life in jail with a base 43-year term.

Darren Osborne, 48, from the Welsh capital Cardiff, was discovered guilty of killing 51-year-old Makram Ali and attempting to slaughter others in the Finsbury Park zone of north London in the June 19 attack. Passing sentence at a London court, judge Bobbie Cheema-Grubb told Osborne: “This was a terrorist assault. You proposed to kill.”

She included that he had been “quickly radicalized” and that his “attitude ended up noticeably one of malignant disdain”.

“In short you enabled your brain to be harmed by the individuals who asserted to be pioneers.”

The jobless “introvert” had argued not blameworthy, telling the court that a man called “Dave” was driving at the time – a case police reproved as a fabrication.The May Manchester suicide bombarding and the June London Bridge van assault and cutting frenzy facilitate fuelled his fixation.