Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Terror plot to assassinate Prime Minister Theresa May foiled



A terror plot to assassinate Prime Minister Theresa May has been foiled, Sky sources have confirmed.
 
Sky's Crime Correspondent Martin Brunt said: "It's the latest in a number of terror plots that police and MI5 believe they've foiled this year.
 
 
"I understand that the head of MI5, Andrew Parker, briefed Cabinet ministers today (Tuesday), such is the seriousness of what they believed they have uncovered.


"It is in essence an extreme Islamist suicide plot against Downing Street. Essentially police believe that the plan was to launch some sort of improvised explosive device at Downing Street and in the ensuing chaos attack and kill Theresa May.


"This is something which has been pursued over several weeks at least by Scotland Yard, MI5 and West Midlands Police.


"It came to a head last week with the arrest of two men, by armed police, who were charged with preparing acts of terrorism."


Naa'imur Zakariyah Rahman, 20, from north London, and Mohammed Aqib Imran, 21, from southeast Birmingham, are due to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on terror charges on Wednesday morning.


On Tuesday, MI5 revealed that it had prevented nine terror attacks in the UK in the past year, but several attackers have still got through.




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