Saturday, March 11, 2017

Police uncover ISIS plot to set off phone bomb on UK streets in the run up to Christmas after two people appear in court charged with terror offences

  • Munir Hassan Mohammed, 35, is accused of being a member of ISIS  
  • He's also charged with possessing instructions of how to build an explosive
  • Rowaida El Hasan is being tried alongside him, also for terrorism offences 
Two people have appeared in court charged with a string of terror offences, police said.
Munir Hassan Mohammed, from Derby, appeared accused of preparing for an act of terror between the anniversary of 7/7 this year until his arrest in December.
The 35-year-old is also charged with being a member of Islamic State and possessing instructions on how to build an explosive device inside a mobile phone.
It is also alleged he disseminated terrorist material, the North East Counter-Terrorism Unit said.

Rowaida El Hassan, 32, of London, appeared alongside him at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Saturday, police said.

She is similarly accused of preparing an act of terror and possessing a record of how to build an explosive device inside a mobile phone.

The pair were among six people arrested across the country on December 12, the rest of whom have now been released, police said.

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