The JV Team Is At It Again. Well, That’s What Barack Obama would say.
Luckily This Time The Plott Was Thwarted, And No One Is Going To Be Blown Up!
An Islamic terror plot to assassinate British Prime Minister Theresa May in London has been thwarted, according to a report on Tuesday.
The plan was “in essence an extreme Islamist suicide plot against Downing Street” by two men who have now been arrested, Sky News reported.
10 Downing Street is the location of the prime minister’s office.
Police believe “the plan was to launch some sort of improvised explosive device at Downing Street and in the ensuing chaos attack and kill Theresa May,” according to the report.
Scotland Yard, military intelligence security service MI5 and West Midlands Police reportedly had been investigating the plot for “several weeks.”
The two men who were arrested on Nov. 28 for the foiled plot are Naa’imur Zakariya Rahman, 20, of north London, and Mohammed Aqib Imran, 21, of Birmingham, according to a Metropolitan Police news release.
Both Rahman and Imran were charged with the intention of committing acts of terrorism and are expected to appear in Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.
MI5 has prevented nine terror attacks in the U.K. within the past year, director Andrew Parker said Tuesday, according to The Guardian.
The security services have foiled an alleged plot to assassinate the Prime Minister in Downing Street, it has emerged.
An Islamic extremist planned to use an improvised explosive device to blow up the gates of Downing Street before entering No 10 and making an attempt on Theresa May’s life.
Two men have been charged with terror offenses and are due to appear in Westminster magistrates’ court.
Details of the alleged terror plot were set out to Cabinet members on Tuesday during a briefing by Andrew Parker, the head of MI5. Mr Parker revealed that British intelligence had foiled nine terror plots in the past 12 months.
The disclosures about the charges came just hours after an official report into the Manchester terror attack revealed that the suicide bomber had been flagged for closer scrutiny by security services and that the atrocity could have been averted “had the cards fallen differently”.
MI5 investigators misinterpreted intelligence on Salman Abedi earlier this year and it was disclosed his case was due to be discussed at a meeting scheduled for nine days after his May attack at the Manchester Arena. Telegraph