CPS defends decision not to charge Manchester bomb plotter

The Crown Prosecution Service has defended its decision not to charge Manchester bomb plotter Abid Naseer in the UK, claiming there was not enough evidence against him.

Naseer was this week found guilty of planning terror attacks in the US and the UK during a trial in America.

But a police crime commissioner in the UK said it was "deeply worrying" no further action was taken here and pledged to raise the matter with the Home Secretary.

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'Manchester bomb plotter used chat rooms to date'

Alleged Manchester bomb plotter Abid Naseer has told a court he only used chat rooms to "date and find a wife" and not to communicate with Al-Qaida.

It is claimed Naseer planned to blow up the Arndale Shopping Centre in a bid to carry out a "second 9/11".

A US court heard he used code words, such as wedding for "attack" and party for "explosion", with his co-conspirators to discuss the plans. His trial is expected to last up to four weeks.

ITV Washington Correspondent Robert Moore reports from Brooklyn:


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