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Finsbury Park terror attack: Victim Makram Ali died of ‘multiple injuries’

PUBLISHED: 13:24 22 June 2017 | UPDATED: 13:48 22 June 2017

Makram Ali, 51, died after the terror attack in Finsbury Park on Monday. Yassin Hersi was the last person to speak to him. Picture: Met Police/PA

Makram Ali, 51, died after the terror attack in Finsbury Park on Monday. Yassin Hersi was the last person to speak to him. Picture: Met Police/PA

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A 51-year-old victim of the suspected terror attack in Finsbury Park on Monday died from “multiple injuries”, a post-mortem examination has found.

Makram Ali collapsed in Seven Sisters Road just before the attack happened. The judgement makes it likely that the attack was the cause of his death.

Mr Ali, of Haringey, was married and leaves behind four daughters, two sons and two grandchildren.

Nine other people were taken to hospital when a van driver targeted the area busy with worshippers who had attended Ramadan night prayers at nearby Muslim Welfare House.

Mr Ali, who came to the UK from Bangladesh when he was 10 years old, was said to be 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.

“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.

Reporting by Press Association

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