Bekjente av Darren Osborne har beskrevet ham som en ‘bloody psycho’ med et rykte for fylleslagsmål. Lørdag kveld ble han kastet ut av sin stampub i Cardiff for fyll og bråk hvor han hadde forbannet muslimer og sverget på at han skulle «do some damage».
En av stamgjestene på puben kommenterte:
‘He’s a loud and aggressive person. He’s always shouting the odds if anyone disagrees with him.’
Naboer og bekjente tegner et bilde av en aggresiv mann uten impulskontroll som lett tok til vold.
Men Osbornes innvandrernaboer er sjokkerte:
Neighbour Saleem Naema, 50, a taxi driver, said: “I can’t believe it. I know him. I’ve lived here for five years, he was already living here when I moved in.
«If I ever needed anything he would come. I just can’t believe that he did that. I am a Muslim.»
Khadijeh Sherizi, who lives next door to Osborne, said: «I saw him on the news and I thought ‘oh my God’ that is my neighbour.
«He has been so normal. He was in his kitchen yesterday afternoon singing with his kids. He was the dad of the family. He has kids. He lives next door. He seemed polite and pleasant to me. I just can’t believe it.»
Osborne hadde skilt lag med kona for seks måneder siden og bodde i et telt i en skog i Syd-Wales. Søndag var det farsdag i Storbritannia og Osborne hadde blitt sett full og bevisstløs i forsetet på den leide varebilen 24 timer før han brukte den som terrorvåpen.
Police were warned the Finsbury Park terror suspect was drunk and unconscious on the front seat of his rented white van 24 hours before he allegedly used it as a weapon to murder and maim Muslims, it was claimed today.
Darren Osborne, 47, was reportedly seen sleeping across the front three seats of the box van in his home town of Cardiff in the early hours of Father’s Day.
Osbornes terrorhandling skal forklares som høyreekstremt. Men det krever vel en viss politisk interesse i det minste? Søsteren hevder at han ikke engang vet hvem statsministeren er.
‘He’s not political. He wouldn’t even know who the Prime Minister is. I’ve never heard him say anything about Muslims or anything racist’.
Hun har kanskje ikke hørt ham si noe om muslimer, men de som var på puben med ham på lørdag gjorde det. Osborne var en arbeidsledig mekaniker og var fylt av hat etter terrorangrepet på London Bridge sies det. The Telegraph skriver:
He is alleged to have expressed increasingly antagonistic views towards Muslims in the weeks since the London Bridge atrocity.
Peter Mackuin, 53 told The Sun: ‘Around two weeks ago I saw him and he was a right state. I saw him wandering out of the woods.’
‘He looked like he’d been crying. Something was definitely wrong. His missus had been out looking for him as he had been gone all day after a blazing row’.
Moren til Osborne sier at han var «forstyrret» og hadde tatt medikamenter for psykiske problemer. Hun hadde umiddelbart gjenkjent ham fra TV-klippene og beskrev det som «every mother’s worst nightmare».
“My son is no terrorist — he’s just a man with problems and I don’t know how to cope with all this», fortalte hun til The Sun.
To personer sa at Darren Osborne stanset dem i London søndag kveld for å be om veien til Finsbury moské. De var da 6,5 kilometer unna moskéen. Så om Osborne ikke visste hvem statsministeren var, så hadde han helt klart hørt om Finsbury moské. Dette var ikke et tilfeldig valg. De to som ga veianvisninger forteller:
“He was really, really stressed. He was moving too much with his hands, was sweating. When I heard this morning I was worrying, I was panicking saying ‘oh my god what have we done’, I’m blaming myself. At the end of the day we only done what anyone else would have done – just showed him directions.”