Plot to kill British PM Theresa May foiled

Published: December 6, 2017
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May. PHOTO: REUTERS

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May. PHOTO: REUTERS

The Metropolitan Police said on Tuesday that two men arrested last week had been charged with terrorism offenses 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 November 28. It identified them as Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman, 20, of north London, and Mohammed Aqib Imran, 21, of south-east Birmingham.

Where it went wrong for Theresa May

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 spokesperson said Britain had thwarted nine plots in the last 12 months.

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