Terror plot to assassinate British PM foiled

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The UK security authorities believe that they have foiled a possible plot to assassinate Prime Minister Theresa May, where the killers had planned to bomb their way into Downing Street, the PM official residence.

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

Naa'imur Zakariyah Rahman, 20, was remanded in custody at Westminster Magistrates' Court.

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Imran, 21, of Ombersley Road, in the Sparkbrook area of Birmingham, also appeared in court charged with trying to join Islamic State and preparing acts of terror.

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Sky News added that this was something which has been pursued over several weeks at least by Scotland Yard, MI5 and West Midlands Police.

The pair, who were arrested in armed police raids in London and Birmingham last week, will appear at the Old Bailey on 20 December.

"It is in essence an extreme Islamist suicide plot against Downing Street".

According to The Telegraph, details of the alleged terror plot were given to Cabinet members on Tuesday during a briefing by MI5 chief Andrew Parker.

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