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UK police thwart plot to assassinate British PM Theresa May

REUTERS
Published : Dec 6, 2017, 10:08 am IST
Updated : Dec 6, 2017, 10:11 am IST

The police believes there was a plan to launch an explosive device at Downing Street and, in the chaos that ensued, attack and kill May.

British PM Theresa May’s spokesman said Britain had thwarted nine plots in the last 12 months. (Photo: AP/File)
 British PM Theresa May’s spokesman said Britain had thwarted nine plots in the last 12 months. (Photo: AP/File)

London: The Metropolitan Police said on Tuesday that two men arrested last week had been charged with terrorism offences and would appear in Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.

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.

Tags: theresa may, terrorist assassination plot, terrorist attack, theresa may assassination plot
Location: United Kingdom, England, London