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Plot to Kill Theresa May Terror Trial Begins

19 June 2018

Mark Heywood QC today began opening to the jury in the case of Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman and Mohammed Aqib Imran. Police arrested the 20-year old Londoner days before he intended to carry out a suicide attack on Downing Street to kill the prime minister. Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman believed he was corresponding online with Islamic State while planning the alleged attack but was in fact in talking to members of the security services pretending to be from the terror group, the Old Bailey was told. The British-Bangladeshi, who is charged with preparing acts of terrorism, was arrested on 2 November and is on trial alongside another man, 21-year-old Mohammad Aqib Imran, who is accused of planning to travel abroad either to Libya or Syria in order to to engage in terrorism. The trial is due to last 5 weeks.