‘Islamist plot’ to kill Theresa May foiled by MI5 and police


MI5 and British police foiled an alleged Islamist plot to kill Prime Minister Theresa May at Downing Street — one of nine alleged terror assaults to be stopped by the security services since the Westminster attack in March.

Two men will appear in court in London on Wednesday morning charged with terrorism offences in connection with the alleged plot. Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman, 20, of north London and Mohammed Aqib Imran, 21, of south-east Birmingham were arrested on November 28 by the Metropolitan Police counter terrorism command.

Mr Rahman is charged with assisting Mr Imran in making preparations for the attack which included an alleged plan to detonate a bomb on Downing Street before attacking Mrs May with a knife, one person briefed on the case said.

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