Two men in court accused of Christmas terror plot

Latest news

    Police and the Bomb Disposal Unit outside a property in Chesterfield, DerbyshireImage copyright PA
    Image caption Police carried out lengthy searches in Chesterfield and Sheffield earlier in December

    Two men have appeared in court accused of preparing to build a bomb in the lead up to Christmas.

    Chip shop owner Andy Sami Star, 31, of Sheffield Road, Chesterfield, and Farhad Salah, 22, of Brunswick Road, Sheffield, are charged with preparing an act of terrorism.

    Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard they are accused of preparing bomb ingredients for an attack on the UK.

    The pair, who appeared by video link from Leeds, were remanded in custody.

    Thomas Halpin, prosecuting, told the hearing the Crown alleged that the pair had been in the early stages of a plot at the time of their arrests.

    A solicitor for Mr Star said there was no evidence that his client was involved in terrorism, telling the court he had been making his own fireworks for New Years’ Eve.

    The pair were among four people arrested on 19 December by detectives from Counter Terrorism Policing North East following an intelligence-led operation.

    A 36-year-old man from Burngreave, Sheffield, remains in police custody for questioning.

    View the original article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-42513426

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-42513426

    In the same category are

    The Papers: Cipriani’s court date and family’s bridge escape By BBC News Staff Image copyright Metro Image caption The arrest - and subsequent charging - of England rugby star Danny Cipriani over an allege...
    New Zealand bans sales of homes to foreigners Image copyright Getty Images Image caption New Zealand is facing a housing affordability crisis New Zealand's parliament has banned many foreigner...
    Super Cup: Late goals give Atletico victory over Real Saul and Koke's fantastic strikes in extra-time gave Atletico Madrid victoryReal Madrid began life without Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane with...
    Garbine Muguruza: Spanish defending champion beaten by Lesia Tsurenko in Cincinnati Muguruza won her first Grand Slam with the French Open in 2016, adding the Wimbledon title in 2017Two-time Grand Slam winner Garbine Muguruza suffere...
    Face transplant: A ‘second chance’ for young suicide survivor Image copyright Family/Martin Schoeller Image caption The procedure was done in May 2017 by 11 surgeons at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio Katie Stu...
    Former India captain Ajit Wadekar dies aged 71 Ajit Wadekar batting at The Oval in 1971Former India Test and One Day International captain Ajit Wadekar has died at the age of 77.The former batsman...

    Leave a comment

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.