Man appears in court over plot to kill Theresa May
A man has been remanded in custody accused of a plot to kill UK prime minister Theresa May.
Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman (20) allegedly planned a bomb attack on the gates outside Downing Street before detonating a suicide vest in Number 10 in a bid to kill Ms May.
Mr Rahman has been charged with preparing acts of terrorism and appeared in Westminster magistrates’ court alongside Mohammed Aqib Imran (21), who is accused of trying to join Islamic State.
Details of the assassination plot were given to the cabinet on Tuesday by head of MI5 Andrew Parker in a briefing in which he revealed that nine Islamist terrorist plots have been thwarted in the UK over the past year.
Mr Rahman, from north London, is also charged with assisting Mr Imran in terror planning, while Mr Imran, from southeast Birmingham, is charged with preparing acts of terrorism. –