Two years on from the Finsbury Park terrorist attack, London leaders have paid tribute to a man who was killed.

Makram Ali died when a right-wing extremist drove a van into worshippers outside a mosque on Seven Sisters Road, near Finsbury Park.

Mr Ali, a father and grandfather, was killed in the crash. Twelve other people were injured in the attack.

The driver Darren Osborne was jailed for the attack in February 2018. He will serve at least 43 years in prison for murder and attempted murder.

Today, London Mayor Sadiq Khan remembered Mr Ali and condemned his murder.

He said: “The terror attack in Finsbury Park was an assault on our shared values of tolerance, freedom and respect.

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“But the local community and Londoners responded by standing together in defiance of those who seek to divide us. As we remember Makram Ali today, we do so united against terrorism.”

Jeanette Arnold, leader of the London Assembly, said the city’s diverse communities remain united.

She said: “This attack on Londoners two years ago was another attempt to breed hatred and division in our city.

“We are steadfast in our disgust at the motivation of the attack.  All acts of terror must be condemned.

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“Two years on, we remain vigilant to prevent further atrocities from cowardly people against our diverse and tolerant city.”

Mr Ali’s daughter, Ruzina Akhtar, spoke last month at a street iftar – the evening meal breaking the daily fast during Ramadan – in Finsbury Park.

She said: “Communities are only able to stand united because we don't give in to these terrorists and racists who set out to divide us."