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Mosque terror attack victim ‘died of multiple injuries’

Makram Ali, from Haringey, was married with four daughters, two sons and two grandchildren.

A 51-year-old man who was among the victims of the suspected terror attack outside a north London mosque on Monday died from “multiple injuries”, a post-mortem examination has found.

Scotland Yard said Makram Ali, from Haringey, was married with four daughters, two sons and two grandchildren.

Witnesses at the scene in Finsbury Park said Mr Ali appeared to suffer a medical episode in the moments before the attack happened.

A Christian women gives a Muslim man flowers as they gather close to Finsbury Park Mosque (John Stilwell)

Nine other people were taken to hospital when a van driver targeted the area busy with worshippers attending Ramadan night prayers at the nearby mosque.

Mr Ali, who came to the UK from Bangladesh when he was 10 years old, was said to be a well-known face around Finsbury Park, with many who live in the area recognising him from regular visits to cafes for tea and attendance at worship.

A statement from Mr Ali’s family read: “We are devastated by the loss of a husband, father, brother and grandfather, Makram Ali, in this tragic event.

Members of the public gather close to Finsbury Park Mosque (John Stilwell/PA)

“Our father was a quiet, gentle man. He didn’t get involved in political or social discussion; he instead took comfort and enjoyment spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren, and he was always ready to make a funny joke when you least expected. We wish everyone to know what a loving man he was. He spent his whole life without any enemies, choosing a quiet life instead.

“We as a family have always believed that the actions of one person cannot be a reflection of a whole people and I have no doubt that our father would not wish for there to be any retaliation or recriminations and would urge people to remain calm and to pray for peace in these difficult times.”

Detectives are continuing to question attack suspect Darren Osborne, 47.


From Belfast Telegraph