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A woman looks at tributes and flowers left at the scene of the June 19 van attack on pedestrians in the Finsbury Park area of north London

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A 47-year-old father of four, Darren Osborne, was named in the British press as the man arrested on suspicion of ploughing a van on Monday into a group of Muslims in London.

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Muslim neighbours of the man held by police over the Finsbury Park terror attack have spoken of their shock after discovering his alleged involvement.

British police have revealed the identity of the suspected arrested for committing a terrorist attack by ramming a van into a crowd of Muslim worshipers at a mosque near Finsbury Park Station, killing one and injuring 11 others.

Khadijeh Sherizi, who converted to Islam in 2003, said Osborne was usually polite and her children, who are Muslims, would play with his children most days.

British media identified the suspect as Darren Osborne from the Welsh city of Cardiff.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has been accused of paying disproportionate attention to what she calls the threat from "Islamic extremism" while failing to notice the rise in the far-right terrorism threat.

The incident is being treated as a terror attack.

One elderly man, who had collapsed just before the incident, was pronounced dead at the scene, but it is not yet known whether his death was directly linked to the attack.

Britain has gotten nearly used to holding a moment of silence after a tragedy, he said, after four terrorist attacks in as many months.

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Locals in Weston-super-Mare told the Times newspaper that he had left "because he was too much trouble", frequently getting into pub fights. She was quoted saying, "He is not political".

In a statement on behalf of his family, Osborne's nephew, Ellis Osborne said: "We are massively shocked. Our hearts go out to the people who have been injured".

His mother, Christine Osborne, described him in a telephone interview with ITV News as a "complex" person but said: "That's all I can say".

Another said he had been living in a tent in woodland after being kicked out of the family home.

She said: "Sadly we have suffered a number of attacks and very sad events over the last few weeks".

Another vigil is planned for Tuesday.

The driver, a 48-year-old man, was grabbed at the scene by locals and pinned down until police arrived.

"We re not going to let them", said Mayor Sadiq Khan, speaking after prayers at the Muslim Welfare House on Monday evening. "Any hate crime is unacceptable but this stark figure is something we will not shy away from", she wrote in The Guardian newspaper. People surrounded the driver and witnesses said the outraged crowd began attacking him.

"He is bleeding out of his ear, but in general his health was stable", he said after visiting his uncle Hamza Sharif in hospital. They said it was unclear what he did for work.

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