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Imam murder case: 24-year-old man charged

A man has been charged with murder after an imam was found dead at a mosque in north London.

The religious leader, understood to be Sheikh Maymoun Zarzour, was found at the Muslim Welfare House in Seven Sisters Road, Finsbury Park, on Friday.

Ziani Aissa, 24, of no fixed abode, was arrested by Metropolitan Police officers at the scene.

He was charged on Sunday evening and is due to appear at Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court on Monday.

The mosque, in a statement, said it was thought the religious leader, who lost his sight in a childhood accident, was killed in his office after taking prayers.

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