Man ap­pears in court over plot to kill Theresa May

The Irish Times - - World News -

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. –

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