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Alleged PM assassination plot: Two men appear in court

Court artist impression of Naa'imur Zakariyah Rahman (left) and Mohammed Aqib Imran Photo: PA

A man from Birmingham has appeared in court charged with terrorism offences alongside another man who is accused of plotting to assassinate the Prime Minister.

21-year-old Mohammed Aqib Imran, from Sparkbrook was arrested with 20-year-old Naa'imur Zakariyah Rahman from London by counterterrorism police last Tuesday (28 November).

Imran is accused of trying to join Islamic State while Rahman was charged with preparing acts of terrorism and appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court.

Rahman is alleged to have planned to bomb the security gates outside the Westminster residence before attacking Number 10 with a knife and suicide vest in a bid to kill Theresa May.

Theresa May hours after the plot to kill her was revealed Credit: PA

Rahman, of Ballards Lane, in Finchley, north London, is also charged with assisting Imran in terror planning.

Imran, of Ombersley Road, Birmingham, is charged with preparing acts of terrorism.

Rahman, who gave his nationality as Bangladeshi-British, appeared in court wearing a grey tracksuit, with long hair, and was represented by Ali Bajwa QC.

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