Terroristen som kjørte ned muslimene på vei fra kveldsbønnen er blitt navngitt. Han heter Darren Osborne og er 47 år gammel, gift, har fire barn og er bosatt i Cardiff. Naboene er overrasket:
Dave Ashford, 52, sa: “Someone called me and said it was him and I said ‘It can’t be’. Then I saw the picture on the news and said, it’s him’.”
Pauline Tibbs, 48, sa: “The police have been back and forward here all day. It’s a terrible shock. I’ve seen him walking in the street but never spoken to him.”
En tredje nabo ga ham ikke akkurat noe godt skussmål. Han kalte ham en «cunt» (fitte).
‘He had lived on the estate for a few years. He’s always been a complete c*** but this is really surprising.’
Osborne leide varebilen lokalt og kjørte til London. Han skal ha ropt under angrepet: ‘I’m going to kill all Muslims, I’m going to kill all Muslims.’
Darren Osborne er opprinnelig fra Weston-super-Mare, men er bosatt i Cardiff.
Øyevitne Abdul Rahman fortalte til BBC:
«When the guy came out from his van he wanted to escape, run away, and he was saying ‘I want to kill Muslims. ‘I want to kill Muslims.’ I hit him on his stomach… and then me and the other guys… we held him to the ground until he couldn’t move. We stopped him until the police came.»
Og et annet øyevitne, Abdulrahman Saleh Alamoudi, sier at Osborne ba dem drepe ham:
‘Then we managed to get him on the floor. Then he was saying,: ‘Kill me, kill me.’ I said: ‘We are not going to kill you. Why did you do that?’ He wouldn’t say anything.’
Den arresterte Darren Osborne vil bli undersøkt for mentale helseproblemer, melder politiet.
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