Alleged Terror Plot 'To Kill Theresa May' Foiled By Police And MI5

The three winners chosen by Prime Minister Theresa May

The two men who were arrested on November 28 for the foiled plot are Naa'imur Zakariyah Rahman, 20, of north London, and Mohammed Aqib Imran, 21, of Birmingham, according to a Metropolitan Police news release.

The plot was revealed to the British cabinet on Tuesday by Andrew Parker, the head of the security service MI5, who also told ministers that security services had foiled nine terrorist attacks in Britain in the past year. Three of the perpetrators were known to security services, according to an internal review which said opportunities to stop the Manchester Arena bombing attack were missed by security services. He said he was of no fixed abode and said his nationality was "Bangladeshi British".

He is accused of plotting to kill Prime Minister Theresa May by planting an improvised bomb at the entrance to Downing Street. Imran said he was "Pakistani British".

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.

Britain's media had reported earlier that two men were involved in the plot to kill May.

Chief Magistrate Emma Arbuthnot remanded them in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on December 20.

Mr Parker's Cabinet briefing came on the same day that a review of a string of United Kingdom terror attacks earlier this year revealed that the Manchester Arena bomber was known to MI5 and his attack, in which 22 people died, could have been stopped "had the cards fallen differently".

Officials said it was the 22nd foiled plot since March as hundreds of terrorist suspects remain under investigation.

So far, there have been no comments from 10 Downing Street.

In 1991, Irish Republican Army (IRA) militants launched a mortar bomb attack on No. 10.

"Cabinet ministers heard that while IS suffered major defeats in Iraq and Syria, this did not mean the threat is over".

Related news: