Three men held in connection with a planned terror attack before Remembrance Sunday have been formally charged and appeared before court today.
Nadir Ali Sayed, 21, from Hounslow, London, Yousaf Shah Syed, 19, from High Wycombe, and Haseeb Hamayoon, 27 from Hayes, London, were all detained on 6 November in London and High Wycombe.
They are accused of being “jointly engaged in conduct in preparation for giving effect to their intention, contrary to section 5(1) of the Terrorism Act 2006”.
Appearing at Westminster Magistrates Court today, the men were told they had been charged in connection with a plan to behead a member of the public.
Under British law, the men would have had to be released tonight had they not been formally charged, as the maximum period a terror suspect can be held is two weeks.
The case has now been referred to the Old Bailey.
A fourth man, who was arrested on 15 November, has been released without charge.