(DAILY MAIL) —
The smirking Finsbury Park terror suspect was hauled to the ground and pinned down by the congregation until the police arrived as he screamed ‘kill me’ hoping witnesses to his Islamophobic attack would seek retribution, it was revealed today.
The 48-year-old driver ploughed his white van into a crowd of Ramadan worshippers helping an elderly man who collapsed in the heat, killing one and injuring at least ten more at 12.20am this morning.
The unnamed white man in a blue T-shirt – who suffered a black eye and cuts to his face and hands – was filmed repeatedly shouting ‘kill me’ to the men who grabbed him.
After his arrest the terror suspect continued to goad the crowds that witnessed the attack by smiling, waving and even blowing kisses at them, with police today praising the ‘restraint’ shown in aftermath of the van attack.
Witnesses said he ‘deliberately’ drove onto the pavement outside north London’s Muslim Welfare House – yards from the Finsbury Park Mosque – and jumped out of the cab shouting ‘I’m going to kill all Muslims – I did my bit’.