Teenage asylum seeker denies being involved in Parsons Green bombing

A teenage asylum seeker has pled not guilty to the attempted murder of passengers on a Tube train in West London last year. It is alleged that Iraqi national Ahmed Hassan Mohammed Ali, 18 left the homemade device on a District Line train which detonated, injuring 30 people. Thankfully the device only partially exploded, but commuters still received burn and flash injuries. Hassan appeared at the Old Bailey this morning via videolink from the high security Belmarsh prison, where terror suspects are commonly held.

Hassan spoke only to confirm his name and plead not guilty to two charges. The fist charge was “the attempted murder of unknown persons.” The second charge was that of an explosive offence. The details of the charge state that Hassan “maliciously caused by means of triacetone triperoxide (TATP) or other explosive substance an explosion of a nature likely to endanger life or to cause serious injury to property”. Mr Hassan, of Cavendish Road, Sunbury in Surrey is due to stand trial for the offences on the 5th March. The trial is expected to last 2 weeks.

Picture from conservativedailynews.com

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