One of three men from Birmingham charged with planning a suicide bombing attack has told a jury he pretended to be a terrorist as a defence
Jury in "bomb plotter" trial heard how the men discussed how to make explosives, and how many people they could kill.
The latest on the trial of three men from Birmingham who are on trial accused of plotting a suicide bombing campaign in the UK.
A Hong Kong court has adjourned the trial of Birmingham City owner Carson Yeung
He was due to go on trial on suspicion of five counts of money laundering involving more than $92 million.
His lawyer has been given more time to gather evidence and the trial is rescheduled for the end of April. Yeung denies the charges.
A 44-year-old Birmingham man has appeared in court accused of possessing information likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism.
Mohammed Benares of Alum Rock, appeared at London's Westminster Magistrates' Court charged with three offences under the Terrorism Act.
The offences include an alleged possession of a document called 39 Ways to Serve and Participate in Jihad.
He was granted conditional bail and is due to appear at the court again for a committal hearing on January 9th 2013.
A court was shown footage of an elephant being kicked and hit with a pitchfork today at the trial of a husband and wife accused of causing the animal unnecessary suffering.
Bobby and Moira Roberts appeared at Northampton Crown Court accused of having kept the 58-year-old Asian elephant, called Anne, constantly chained to the ground at the Bobby Roberts Super Circus in Polebrook, Cambridgeshire.
Mr and Mrs Roberts, of Brook Farm, Oundle, Northamptonshire, deny all the charges.
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The prosecutor in the trial of three Birmingham men accused of planning a suicide bomb plot told a jury today their plans could have culminated in death and injury on a "massive scale".
Irfan Naseer, Irfan Khalid, and Ashik Ali deny between them a total of 12 terrorism charges.
Brian Altman QC told the jury today
"The evidence does not reveal any settled or certain timescale for the terrorist attack these men were planning, nor does it betray an iconic target or geographic location, but the defendants’ words and actions demonstrate a settled intention at some point not too far off to execute their attack plan in this country, and with it ensure their own martyrdom. The fact that the defendants were now beginning to experiment with explosive mixes in some secrecy proves it.
– Brian Altman QC
"But for the timely disruption of the plot by the authorities, to whom it was quite clear that the defendants were attempting to develop a home-made explosive device, unheeded and permitted to run its course, this plot would have culminated in death and injury on a massive scale."
The trial continues.
A court has heard how one of the three men from Birmingham accused of planning terror attacks bigger than the July 7 bombings said they were "suicide bombers ready to take on England."
Irfan Naseer, Irfan Khalid and Ashik Ali were covertly recorded by police last year pretending to be Formula One commentators covering a race.
It was in the middle of their conversation that Mr. Khalid allegedly made the statement. The three men deny all the charges against them. The trial continues.