TWO men are in court over an alleged plot to launch a suicide bombing and knife attack on 10 Downing Street to kill PM Theresa May.
Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman, 20, is accused of preparing acts of terrorism after he was arrested by officers from the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command while allegedly carrying two potential IEDs last week.
He was today remanded in custody as armed cops stood guard outside the gates to Downing Street.
Cops claim he was plotting a bomb assault on the security gates with an explosive device hidden in a bag.
Rahman then allegedly planned to storm inside Number Ten, wearing a suicide vest and brandishing pepper spray and a knife, in a bid to kill Mrs May.
He is also accused of assisting 21-year-old Mohammed Aqib Imran, who also appeared in court today. Police believe he was trying to join IS.
The PM’s home in Downing Street is surrounded by a ring of steel and its main entrance protected by security gates at Whitehall.
Imran is accused of trying to get a fake passport and wanting to reach Libya.
Both men were arrested on Tuesday November 28. When held in North Kensington, West London, shortly before 3pm, police claim Rahman was carrying two IEDs, said to be “inert”.
An hour and a half later cops swooped on Imran in South East Birmingham.
Both men will appear in custody at Westminster Magistrates’ Court today, charged with terror offences.
Rahman, of Finchley, North London, is charged with the intention of committing acts of terrorism engaged in conduct in preparation for giving effect to that intention, contrary to section 5(1)(a) and (3) Terrorism Act 2006.
Rahman is also charged with the intention of assisting Mohammed Aqib Imran to commit acts of terrorism engaged in conduct in preparation for giving effect to his intention of committing acts of terrorism, contrary to section 5(1)(b) and (3) Terrorism Act 2006.
Imran is charged with the intention of committing acts of terrorism engaged in conduct in preparation for giving effect to that intention. Contrary to section 5(1)(a) and (3) Terrorism Act 2006.
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