Alleged plot to blow up Theresa May foiled


Alleged plot to blow up Theresa May foiled

A man has been detained over an alleged plot to bomb Downing Street and kill Theresa May.

According to Sky News citing sources A plot to assassinate UK Prime Minister Theresa May has been foiled.

Prosecutor Mark Carroll told the court Rahman planned to detonate an explosive device at the gates of Downing Street and gain access to May's office in the ensuing chaos and kill her, Reuters reported.

The report by lawyer David Anderson that was requested by the government, said Britain's domestic security agency MI5 had intelligence about the bomber, Salman Abedi, and was due to discuss it at a meeting scheduled nine days after the attack occurred.

Officials said it was the 22nd foiled plot since March as hundreds of terrorist suspects remain under investigation.

According to the newspaper, on suspicion of plotting the assassination may during raids in London and Birmingham last week, was arrested two people they were charged under the article on terrorism.

Chief Magistrate Emma Arbuthnot remanded Rahman and Imran in custody to appear for a short hearing at England's Old Bailey central criminal court on December 20. Imran is accused of trying to get a false passport in an effort to go to Libya to join a group linked to the Islamic State.

Addressing the Cabinet, Parker reportedly said the IS had been defeated in Syria and Iraq but was continuing to orchestrate attacks on Britain.

Rahman, of Ballards Lane, in Finchley, north London, is also charged with assisting Imran in terror planning.

Downing Street was targeted by the Irish Republican Army (IRA) in 1991 when a mortar bomb attack was launched.

A spokesman for the United Kingdom prime minister says Britain has thwarted nine plots to kill Theresa May in the last 12 months. John Major, the prime minister at the time, was inside but not hurt.



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