Alleged terror plot involved using a bomb to break through Downing Street gates

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Alleged terror plot involved using a bomb to break through Downing Street gates

Man accused of plotting to bomb Downing Street gates and kill Theresa May

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017 – 6:03am

A 20-year-old man from north London was remanded in custody today after appearing in court accused of plotting to detonate a bomb at the Downing Street gates and then kill the Prime Minister.

Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman was accused of planning to bomb the gates and attack the PM with a knife and  suicide vest in No. 10. He has been charged with the preparation of terrorist acts and also with assisting another man to prepare separate acts of terrorism, the BBC reports.

Rahman, who gave his nationality as Bangladeshi-British, indicted he would plead not guilty.

A second man, Mohammad Aqib Imran, 21, from Birmingham, also appeared in Westminster Magistrates’ Court. Imran is alleged to have tried to secure a fake passport in order to travel to Libya, and to have researched extremist ideologies.

Imran, who gave his nationality as Pakistani-British, was also remanded into custody and indicated he would plead not guilty to a charge of preparing acts of terrorism, the BBC says.

Both men will appear at London’s Old Bailey court on 20 December. They were arrested in separate raids by Metropolitan Police officers on 28 November.

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