Tuesday 23 January 2018

Nine held over foiled pre-Christmas attack

James Cobalt in London

Nine men were remanded in custody yesterday charged with planning a pre-Christmas terror attack.

The suspects, aged between 19 and 28, and from Cardiff, London and Stoke-on-Trent, were held a week ago during a series of dawn raids.

They appeared in the dock at City of Westminster Magistrates' Court. The nine suspects are charged with conspiring to cause an explosion or explosions "of a nature likely to endanger life or cause serious injury to property in the UK" between November 6 and December 21 this year.

Last week's raids came after several months of surveillance by police and MI5 officers.

Senior District Judge Howard Riddle remanded them to appear at the Old Bailey on January 14.

Irish Independent

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