Islamic terror plot to assassinate British PM Theresa May thwarted, report says

Islamic terror plot to assassinate British PM Theresa May thwarted, report says

Naa'imur Zakariyah Rahman from north London was charged with preparing acts of terrorism and was remanded in custody during a hearing at the Westminster Magistrates' Court, the BBC reported.

They have been identified as Maaimur Zakaraiyah Rahman (20) and Mohammad Aqub Imran (21), the Independent reported.

Sky's Crime Correspondent Martin Brunt said: "It's the latest in a number of terror plots that police and MI5 believe they've foiled this year". He said he was of no fixed abode and said his nationality was "Bangladeshi British".

The Metropolitan Police has allegedly foiled a plot to assassinate British prime minister Theresa May.

It comes as a new report found that security services could possibly have prevented a suicide attack at the Manchester Arena in May.

"On two separate occasions in the months prior to the attack, intelligence was received by MI5 whose significance was not fully appreciated at the time", the report said.

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The security service and police have thwarted 22 terrorist plots in the past four years and there are more than 500 live investigations ongoing.

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

The alleged plot highlights the extreme threat still faced by the United Kingdom in a year blighted by terrorist atrocities which claimed 36 lives.

Police say the men who appeared in court Wednesday were arrested last week in raids that took place in London and the city of Birmingham.

A spokesperson for the MI5 said that cabinet ministers heard that while the terror organization Islamic State (IS) had suffered defeat in Iraq and Syria, it did not mean the terror threat was over, but instead was spreading into new areas.