Plot to kill May foiled – Sky News


(Reuters) – The Metropolitan Police said on Tuesday that two men arrested last week had been charged with terrorism offenses and would appear in Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.

FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May addresses a news conference during an European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium, October 20, 2017. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File Photo

The Metropolitan Police said in a statement that the men were arrested by its Counter Terrorism Command on Nov. 28.

It identified them as Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman, 20, of north London, and Mohammed Aqib Imran, 21, of south-east Birmingham.

Sky News reported on Tuesday, citing sources, that police had foiled a plot to assassinate British Prime Minister Theresa May. The report said police believed there was a plan to launch an improvised explosive device at Downing Street and, in the chaos that ensued, attack and kill May.

Earlier on Tuesday, May’s spokesman said Britain had thwarted nine plots in the last 12 months.

Reporting by Sangameswaran S in Bengaluru; Editing by Toni Reinhold

Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.

Source link

Articles You May Like

Migranti: Austria schiera altri 600 agenti al confine
Berlusconi: "Il M5s distruggerebbe l’Italia"
New KitKat is made from ruby chocolate
Caserta, spara dal balcone e ferisce 5 persone
LDCV: domenica 21 gennaio 2018 "Convertitevi e credete al Vangelo"

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *