Man appears in court accused in plot to kill May

Source:Reuters Published: 2017/12/6 23:48:39

A 20-year-old man appeared in court on Wednesday accused of plotting to kill British Prime Minister Theresa May by first detonating an explosive device to get into her Downing Street office.

Naa'imur Rahman has been charged with preparing to commit acts of terrorism. He was remanded in custody after a brief appearance at Westminster Magistrates Court.

Prosecutor Mark Carroll told the court Rahman planned to detonate an improvised explosive device at the gates of Downing Street and gain access to May's office in the ensuing chaos and kill her.

"The secondary attack was to be carried out with a suicide vest, pepper spray and a knife," he told the court.

Rahman was carrying two inert explosive devices when he was arrested last week, the court heard.

"His purpose was to attack, kill and cause explosions," Carroll said.



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