December 6, 2017
British security services have foiled an Islamist plot to blow up Prime Minister Theresa May, Sky News reported on Tuesday.
Police told the network’s Martin Brunt that they believe the accused planned to launch an improvised explosive device at the heavily gated entrance to Downing Street and use “the ensuing chaos” to kill Theresa May.
“This is something which has been pursued over several weeks at least by Scotland Yard, MI5 and West Midlands Police,” Brunt said. “It came to a head last week with the arrest of two men, by armed police, who earlier today were charged with preparing acts of terrorism.”
The two men arrested for the plot – Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman, 20, from north London and Mohammed Aqib Imran, 21, from Birmingham – will attend a preliminary court hearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday morning.
This article was posted: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 7:18 am