Finsbury Park terror suspect 'originally wanted to kill Jeremy Corbyn'

Finsbury Park terror suspect 'originally wanted to kill Jeremy Corbyn'

Jeremy Corbyn visited the scene of the terror attack

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

The man accused of carrying out the Finsbury Park terror attack has claimed the original idea was to kill Jeremy Corbyn, a court has heard.

​During his trial Darren Osborne reportedly said he would have killed the Labour leader at an Islamic march and "it would be one more terrorist off the streets."

He added: "If Sadiq Khan would have been there it would have been even better, like winning the lottery," according to Sky News.

The court has also heard the man deny that he was driving the van used in the attack and claim it was actually driven by someone called Dave.

The man has also allegedly claimed he was working with another man named Terry and the trio wanted to create a far-right Welsh group called The Taffia.

Osborne stands accused of driving a van into a crowd of Muslim worshippers in June last year, leaving one man dead and several others injured.

The 48-year-old has denied both murder and attempted murder. The trial is ongoing.