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Two Men Have Appeared In Court Over An Alleged Plot To Bomb Downing Street Then Stab The PM

Naa'imur Zakariyah Rahman, 20, from north London, and 21-year-old Mohammed Aqib Imran, from Birmingham, were charged with terrorism offences. Both pleaded not guilty.

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Two men have appeared in court today over an alleged plot to kill the British prime minister that involved bombing Downing Street.

Naa'imur Zakariyah Rahman, 20, from north London, appeared on Wednesday morning in Westminster magistrates' court charged with terrorism offences.

Court hears Rahman “planned to detonate” a bomb at Downing Street gates & then in chaos try to kill Theresa May.

Another man, 21-year-old Mohammed Aqib Imran, from Birmingham, also appeared, accused of preparing terrorist acts for allegedly planning to travel overseas.

The men, both wearing light grey sweatshirts and trousers, gave "not guilty" pleas when appearing in court.

They were arrested on 28 November by officers from the Met's Counter Terrorism Command, a statement from the Met confirmed.

Both men were remanded in custody and are due to appear in the Old Bailey on 20 December.

Rose Troup Buchanan is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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