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2008-09-15 18:00:28

ONE of the men cleared of trying to blow up transatlantic flights bought chemicals from a shop in West Wales, it has emerged. Bomb-maker Assad Sarwar, 28, was found not guilty of a plotting to blow up planes but guilty of conspiracy tomurder. Sarwar, of High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire, had previously admitted planning small-scale attacks with ring leader Abdulla Ahmed Ali and Tanvir Hussain, both 27. Under a false name he purchased hydrogen peroxide from supplier Health Leads UK in...

2008-09-11 18:00:24

Seven men accused of plotting to blow up transatlantic airliners will face a retrial, the Crown Prosecution Service said yesterday. Prosecutors argued in a five-month trial at Woolwich Crown Court, in London, that the men intended to launch a wave of suicide bombings on flights from Heathrow Airport to north America. But a jury failed to reach verdicts this week on the charge that the defendants conspired to commit murder on aircraft. The Director of Public Prosecutions, Sir Ken...

2008-09-11 12:00:27

By SAM MARSDEN SEVEN men accused of plotting to blow up transatlantic airliners will face a retrial, the Crown Prosecution Service has said. Prosecutors argued in a five-month trial at Woolwich Crown Court, London, that the men intended to launch a wave of suicide bombings on flights from Heathrow to north America. But a jury failed to reach verdicts this week on the charge that the defendants conspired to commit murder on aircraft. The Director of Public Prosecutions, Sir Ken...

2008-09-10 18:00:22

By Sam Marsden; Steffan Rhys VIRGIN ATLANTIC last night called for a review of restrictions on aircraft hand luggage, including rules on carrying liquids. The call came as prosecutors were expected to decide within days whether to order a retrial of seven men accused of plotting mass murder on board transatlantic aircraft. Meanwhile, counter-terrorism experts were last night debating why the Crown failed to persuade a jury that the defendants intended a wave of suicide bombings on...

2008-09-10 09:00:30

Three guilty of mass murder through liquid bomb plot LONDON, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- Three men in Britain have been found guilty of conspiracy over a mass murder attempt to blow up transatlantic flights from Heathrow Airport with a liquid bomb. However, a jury failed to agree they intended to blow up airliners in an al Qaeda-style attack, local media reported. Eight people have been on trial at the Woolwich crown court for the alleged plot, but only three were found guilty. The court...

2008-09-09 00:00:09

By Cahal Milmo HEATHROW BOMB PLOT THE VERDICT THREE YOUNG British Muslims who were turned into bombers while doing charity work in Pakistan are facing life behind bars after being convicted of plotting mass murder. Abdulla Ahmed Ali, Assad Sarwar and Tanvir Hussain were accused of conspiring to bring down at least seven transatlantic airliners in mid-air, using bombs hidden in soft drinks bottles. The plot brought chaos to Heathrow and led to new global security procedures preventing...

2008-09-08 12:00:27

Three of eight men on trial for conspiring to launch terrorist attacks at Heathrow Airport and elsewhere in London have been found guilty. Abdulla Ahmed Ali was found guilty Monday of conspiring to kill hundreds of people, as were two other men, The Times of London reported. It added that one of the defendants was found innocent and that the Woolwich Crown Court jury was unable to reach verdicts on the four other men. Prosecutors said Ali, 27, was the leader of an east London terrorist...

2008-07-16 00:00:13

By The Associated Press LONDON (AP) - In a case that changed the face of air travel, three men charged with a plot to kill trans-Atlantic airline passengers with bombs in soda bottles admitted Monday they intended to cause explosions.But the men appealed to the jury to believe their story - that they wanted to stage an elaborate publicity stunt at one of London's iconic sites to promote a film, rather than commit mass murder.The men are charged with a plot to kill hundreds of passengers at...

2008-07-15 15:00:00

By MEERA SELVA, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON In a case that changed the face of air travel, three men charged with a plot to kill trans-Atlantic airline passengers with bombs in soda bottles admitted Monday they intended to cause explosions. But the men appealed to the jury to believe their story that they wanted to stage an elaborate publicity stunt at one of London's iconic sites to promote a film, rather than commit mass murder. The men are charged with a plot to kill hundreds of...

2008-07-15 09:00:59

By From news reports Five men accused of plotting to detonate liquid explosives on board trans-Atlantic passenger jets in 2006 have pleaded guilty to lesser offenses, but they maintain that they never intended to destroy airliners, a jury was told Monday. Prosecutors said the five men, along with three other defendants, wanted to kill hundreds of passengers with bombs concealed in soft drink bottles as their flights crossed the Atlantic Ocean or passed over North American cities....


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