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‘Gentle’ dad died of multiple injuries in attack on mosque

Victims: Makram Ali died of multiple injuries

A FATHER-of-six who was among the victims of the suspected terror attack near a London mosque died from multiple injuries, a post mortem examination has found.

Makram Ali was said to have suffered a medical episode before a van driver targeted an area near Finsbury Park mosque which was busy after Ramadan night prayers on Monday.

Nine other people — including 45-year-old Yassin Hersi — were seriously injured.

Relatives of the popular 51-year-old, who also had two grandchildren, said: ‘Our father was a quiet, gentle man.

Injured: Yassin Hersi was hurt in the attack PICTURES: GETTY/SWNS

‘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.’ Mr Ali’s family said they were trying to piece together what happened on the night he died.

‘We know that he had some form of collapse because of his weak leg, a condition he suffers from, before recovering, sitting up and expressing a wish to return home, only to then become a victim of this horrific incident,’ they said.

Suspect: Darren Osborne

Scotland Yard are still questioning suspect Darren Osborne, 47, a father-of-four from Pentwyn, a suburb of Cardiff. Imam Mohammed Mahmoud was praised for calming the situation after the attack and is said to have shielded the suspect from the fury of witnesses.

On Wednesday, Prince Charles delivered a message of solidarity from the Queen to the community.