Man denies Buckingham Palace terror charge
A man has denied preparing an act of terrorism in court after he was allegedly found in possession of a sword near the world famous landmark. Self-employed Uber driver Mohiussunnath Chowdhury, 26 pleaded not guilty today to the charge of preparing an act of terrorism. He appeared at the Old Bailey via video link from high security Belmarsh Prison in South East London. It is alleged that Mr Chowdhury stopped his Toyota Prius near a police car on Constitution Hill on August 25th 2017. Police officers approached the car when Mr Chowdhury from Luton, Bedfordshire allegedly screamed “Allahu Akbar” several times. Several police officers received minor injuries during the struggle to apprehend him. The suspect was eventually subdued using CS gas.
If this incident is found to be terror-related it will be one of several foiled and successful Islamist terror attacks perpetrated on UK soil last year. Attacks such as the London Bridge attack, the Manchester Arena bombing and the attempted bombing of a tube train in the Parsons Green area of west London saw 35 people killed throughout the year and hundreds of people injured. It was revealed by the security services following these attacks that there are believed to be up to 23,000 Jihadi’s active within the UK at this present point in time.
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