One of the men charged: Tarik Hassane. Photo Source: Daily Mail
Four men have been accused of plotting a terrorist attack on police officers and soldiers in the streets of London.
According to the Daily Mail, the men had sworn oaths of allegiance to ISIS and were scouting a London police station and an army barracks. They had photos of four officers. I assume these were photos of their intended victims.
They had managed to arm themselves and had “jihadist materials, including videos of beheadings.”
From the Mail Online:
Four men have appeared in court accused of plotting a terror attack on police officers or soldiers on the streets of London.
Tarik Hassane, 21, Suhaib Majeed, 20, Nyall Hamlett, 24, and Momen Motasim, 21, appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court charged with intending to commit acts of terrorism.
The men allegedly swore allegiance to extremist group Islamic State (ISIS) and scouted out Shepherd’s Bush police station and White City Territorial Army Barracks.
They allegedly kept Instagram images of two Scotland Yard police officers and two Metropolitan Police community support officers, as well as a trove of jihadist material including videos of beheadings.
In addition, they are accused of having a Baikal handgun, silencer and six rounds of ammunition.
It is alleged the men discussed getting hold of and stashing a moped as part of the terror plot and are said to have used codewords over secret communication channels.
A fifth man, Nathan Cuffy, 25, also appeared in court charged with firearms offences.