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Police Foil Islamic Terror Plot To Kill British PM Theresa May

06 December 2017

His terror plot reportedly involved rushing into 10 Downing Street armed with a suicide vest, pepper spray and knife. Investigators suspect the pair wanted to detonate a bomb disguised as a bag.

London police said that two men arrested last week had been charged with terrorism offenses and would appear in Westminster Magistrates' Court on Wednesday.

The plot was revealed to the Cabinet yesterday by Andrew Parker, the head of MI5, who also told ministers that security services have foiled nine terrorist attacks on the United Kingdom in the past year.

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A man was charged on Wednesday with terrorism in what authorities say was a plot to assassinate British Prime Minister Theresa May.

Police and security services believe the plotters planned to launch an improvised explosive device at Downing Street - where the premier lives - and then kill May in the ensuing chaos, Sky said.

"There are two allegations which relate to the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism with a nexus, both being disrupted prior to being carried out", Prosecutor Mark Carroll told the court in reference to both arrests.

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Rahman, of Ballards Lane, in Finchley, north London, is also charged with assisting Imran in terror planning.

They have been remanded in custody to appear before the Old Bailey court in the city on December 20.

However, the prime minister's spokesman declined to discuss details of the plot. It is heavily guarded and there is a gate at the end of the street preventing members of the public from getting close to the house.

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10 Downing Street is the location of the prime minister's office.

Police Foil Islamic Terror Plot To Kill British PM Theresa May