Breaking News: East Ham man accused of conspiracy to cause explosions

AN East Ham man is among nine men charged with conspiracy to cause explosions in the UK and with preparing for terrorism, West Midlands Police have revealed.

AN East Ham man is among nine men charged with conspiracy to cause explosions in the UK and with preparing for terrorism, West Midlands Police have revealed.

Shah Mohammed Lutfar Rahman, 28, of St Bernard’s Road, East Ham, will appear at City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court later today, along with the other eight.

Twelve men were arrested in raids co-ordinated by the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit on December 20. Three have been released without charge.

Those charged are accused of conspiring on dates between October 1 and November 20 to cause an explosion.


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They are also accused under 5(1) of the Terrorism Act 2006 of engaging in conduct in preparation for acts of terrorism.

Sue Hemming, head of the Crown Prosecution Service Counter Terrorism Division, said: “I have advised the police that nine men should be charged with conspiracy to cause explosions and with engaging in conduct in preparation for acts of terrorism with the intention of either committing acts of terrorism, or assisting another to commit such acts.

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Three of the men aged 24, 26 and 28 are from Cardiff, two aged 20 and 28 from East London, and four aged 19, 25, 26 and 26 are from Stoke-on-Trent.

Lord Carlile, the independent reviewer of UK counter-terrorism laws, told MPs at the time of the arrests that the allegations were of a “significant” plot.

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