December 23, 2005

Student in court over failed July attacks on London

LONDON (Reuters) - A student is due in court on Friday
charged in connection with the failed bomb attacks in London on
July 21, a police spokesman said.

Adel Yahya, 23, of north London, will appear at Bow Street
magistrates court in central London accused of conspiracy to
cause an explosion "likely to endanger life or cause serious
injury to property," police said.

He was arrested on Tuesday at London's Gatwick Airport when
he stepped off a flight from Ethiopia.

Police say four men tried to set off bombs on three
underground trains and a bus in the capital on July 21 but
their devices failed to detonate.

The botched attacks came two weeks after four bombers
killed themselves and 52 others on London's transport system.

Five men appeared in court earlier this month accused of
being directly involved in a plot to carry out the July 21
attacks. Their trial is due to start next September.