The sister of a man held by police over the Finsbury Park mosque attack has said she is ‘sorry for what’s happened’.
Speaking outside a house in Weston-Super-Mare, where family members of 47-year-old Darren Osborne gathered on Monday afternoon, his sister Nicola said: ‘I am very sorry for what’s happened.’
Osborne allegedly drove a rented van into a crowd of Good Samaritans gathered to help an elderly man outside a mosque following night prayers in Ramadan.
‘He’s not interested in terrorism,’ Nicola claimed.
She said said she and other family members said they would not be issuing further statements at this time.
The street, which is two rows of terraces near the town centre, was busy with journalists and groups of young people standing around talking about what had happened.
One neighbour, who did not give her name, said she knew Osborne’s mother but ‘did not know Darren at all’.
Another neighbour said Osborne had not lived there for 10 years and that he had a ‘family and children in Cardiff’.
Others said they did not know the family at all with one saying most people on the street kept themselves to themselves.
Police searched an address in Cardiff today while Osborne remained in custody on suspicion of terrorism and attempted murder.