Court hearing for bomb plot suspects
A hearing in the case of two of the doctors charged over the attempted bombings in London and at Glasgow Airport took place at the Old Bailey yesterday. The preliminary hearing went ahead in the cases of Bilal Abdullah, 27, and Mohammed Asha, 26 even though a technical problem meant their video-link appearance from Belmarsh Prison was not possible. The case was adjourned until September 10, when the two doctors are due to appear in court for a committal hearing.
Dr Abdullah and Dr Asha are being held after being charged with conspiracy to cause explosions. Dr Abdullah, an Iraqi, was arrested after a flaming Cherokee Jeep was driven into the terminal building at Glasgow Airport on June 30. Dr Asha, from Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, was arrested on the M6 motorway near Sandbach in Cheshire the same day.
Another man, Dr Sabeel Ahmed, 26, has also been charged in connection with the inquiry. His brother, Kafeel Ahmed, an engineer, was detained after the Glasgow Airport incident and remains in hospital under armed guard with 90% burns to his body.
A fourth doctor, Mohammed Haneef, 27, had been accused in Australia of providing support to a terrorist organisation. However, the charges against him were dropped yesterday.
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