london - The British security services have defeated a terrorist attack by two Islamic extremists against Prime Minister Theresa May. Sky News reports that Tuesday. The suspects aged 20 and 21 from London and Birmingham were arrested last week.
The security services had been seeing the two for a long time. According to the police, they wanted to detonate an improvised bomb in Downing Street, near the official residence of the prime minister in London. In the chaos that would follow from that, they wanted to kill May.
The two suspects are being prosecuted for the preparation of a terrorist attack and must appear before the judge on Wednesday. According to a May spokesperson, nine attacks in the UK were defeated in the past year.