Four in court over ‘terror plot’

Published: Friday 17th October 2014 by The News Editor

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Four men who allegedly swore allegiance to extremist group Islamic State (IS) have appeared in court charged with plotting a terror attack in London.

Tarik Hassane, 21, Suhaib Majeed, 20, Nyall Hamlett, 24, and Momen Motasim, 21, have all been charged with intending to commit acts of terrorism.

A fifth man, Nathan Cuffy, 25, has been charged with firearms offences.

The five men, dressed in grey sweatshirts, appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court and confirmed their names and addresses. All men live at addresses across London.

The men were flanked in the dock by 10 plain-clothed police officers, most of whom were wearing white stab-proof vests, and four uniformed dock officers.

They arrived at court under heavy police protection including a helicopter, two vans and several marked cars.

District judge Emma Arbuthnot adjourned proceedings to allow the men to see defence barristers.

Details of the charges, provided by the Metropolitan Police, allege that the four men conducted “hostile reconnaissance” of Shepherd’s Bush police station and White City Territorial Army Barracks and took an oath of allegiance to IS.

Published: Friday 17th October 2014 by The News Editor

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