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.
"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.
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The latest on the trial of three men from Birmingham who are on trial accused of plotting a suicide bombing campaign in the UK.