Latest Belmarsh Stories

2009-08-13 10:15:00

London's oldest timber structure has been unearthed by archaeologists from Archaeology South-East (part of the Institute of Archaeology at UCL). It was found during the excavation of a prehistoric peat bog adjacent to Belmarsh Prison in Plumstead, Greenwich, in advance of the construction of a new prison building. Radiocarbon dating has shown the structure to be nearly 6,000 years old and it predates Stonehenge by more than 500 years. Jacobs Engineering UK Ltd acted as the managing...

2006-09-04 07:56:09

LONDON (Reuters) - Eight British Muslims were remanded in custody on Monday after appearing in court in connection with a suspected plot to blow up transatlantic airliners. The men, aged between 19 and 28, appeared at London's Old Bailey central criminal court via videolink from Belmarsh maximum security prison in southeast London. They were remanded in custody for a further two weeks. They are charged with conspiracy to murder and plotting to smuggle and detonate bombs on board...

2005-08-08 08:26:20

LONDON (Reuters) - A British court on Monday remanded in custody a suspected Islamist radical arrested on a U.S. extradition warrant which accuses him of trying to set up a militant training camp in the state of Oregon. Haroon Rashid Aswad, a 30-year-old British citizen, was arrested at Northolt military airbase in northwest London on Sunday after being deported from Zambia. Dressed in a long black robe, Aswad appeared at Belmarsh high-security courtroom in east London. He stood behind a...

Word of the Day
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.