Two men, aged 20 and 21, Na”imur Zakariyah Rahman and Mohammed Aqib Imran, were arrested by anti-terrorist police on 28 November in London and Birmingham. They must appear in court. One would be the brain of the operation, the other the kamikaze.
According to the police, the two men planned to launch one or two bombs against the security gates of 10 Downing Street, the Prime Minister’s residence. This area is heavily populated by police and tourists visiting Whitehall. After the explosion, which probably killed many police officers, one of the two men was to take advantage of the confusion to enter the residence, equipped with a knife and a jacket stuffed with explosives to murder Theresa May.
Police say Imran tried to obtain a false passport to reach Libya. Imran, 21, is also accused of terrorist acts.
The two men will appear in a British court today. The United Kingdom has been the target of five terrorist attacks this year, in London and Manchester, making a total of 36 deaths. Theresa May has been heavily criticized for her stance in Brexit.