Continuing his outline of the case against Irfan Naseer, Irfan Khalid and Ashik Ali, prosecutor Brian Altman QC said the alleged bomb plot had been prevented because of the early intervention of anti terrorist police.
Officers from the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit carried out an extensive surveillance operation in Birmingham between July and September 2011. Bugs were placed in the ground floor flat in Sparkhillwhere Ashik Ali lived.
The prosecution claims the flat was used as a safe house for planning the plot, and experimenting with making bombs.Bugs were also placed in two of the defendants' cars. The Prosecution told the jury that these covert recordings will form the main basis of the case against the three men.
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