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Man accused over Finsbury Park terror attack pleads not guilty

Darren Osborne allegedly mowed down Akram Ali, 51, and nine other people outside a north London mosque.

The man accused of carrying out the Finsbury Park terror attack has pleaded not guilty to murder and attempted murder.

Darren Osborne allegedly mowed down Akram Ali, 51, and nine other people on a crowded pavement in north London.

The area was busy with Muslim worshippers attending Ramadan night prayers at the time.

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A court artist sketch of of Darren Osborne appearing via-videolink at an earlier hearing (Elizabeth Cook/PA)

Osborne, 48, of Glyn Rhosyn, in Cardiff, is charged with the murder of Mr Ali and attempted murder.

The charges state he murdered Mr Ali on June 19 and attempted to murder “persons at the junction of Seven Sisters Road and Whadcoat Street, London” on the same date.

He appeared at the Old Bailey via video link from Belmarsh jail before Mrs Justice Cheema-Grubb.

Wearing a red T-shirt, he spoke only to confirm his identity and enter not guilty pleas.

He was remanded into custody until his trial on January 22 next year at Woolwich Crown Court.

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