Published: Thu, December 07, 2017
Global Media | By Garry Long

Man accused of plotting to assassinate British PM Theresa May

Man accused of plotting to assassinate British PM Theresa May

They were arrested after raids by the Met's Counter Terrorism Command in London and Birmingham on November 28.

Rahman, from north London, is also charged with assisting Imran in terror planning, while Imran, from south-east Birmingham, is charged with preparing acts of terrorism. Two men were arrested on suspicion of plotting to kill May by using a bomb disguised as a bag to blow off the gates of Downing Street and attack her with knives. According to the Independent, Rahman and Imran on Wednesday to be tried before the court in Westminster. He said he was of no fixed abode and said his nationality was "Bangladeshi British". They would then attempt to kill Theresa May armed with a suicide vest, pepper spray and knife in the chaotic aftermath.

Imran was accused of trying to join Daesh in Libya, the prosecutor alleged. The recording would have given Imran greater credibility with the terrorist organization, the document said.

The reports came a day after Home Secretary Amber Rudd told parliament that 22 Islamist terror plots had been thwarted since the killing of a British soldier on a London street by two Islamist extremists in 2013.

"There are now well over 500 counterterrorism investigations, involving more than 3,000 subjects of interest - along with a growing pool of more than 20,000 individuals who have previously been the subject of terrorism investigations", the statement said.

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The Prime Minister's spokesman said: "Mr Parker said that nine terrorist attacks had been prevented in the past year".

May's spokesman said: "The Prime Minister led thanks to the tireless work of staff at MI5 to combat the unprecedented terrorist threat".

In 1991, the IRA launched a homemade mortar bomb attack on Number 10 and the device landed in the back garden.

A spokesperson for the MI5 said that cabinet ministers heard that while the terror organization Islamic State (IS) had suffered defeat in Iraq and Syria, it did not mean the terror threat was over, but instead was spreading into new areas.

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