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Five deny plotting to bomb London last July

Five Britons denied on Friday planning to kill commuters on London’s transport network last July.
/ Source: Reuters

Five Britons denied on Friday planning to kill commuters on London’s transport system last July, two weeks after suicide bombers killed 52 people by blowing up three underground trains and a bus.

The men denied trying to detonate bombs on three underground trains and a bus on July 21, mimicking the deadly attacks by four British Muslim militants.

Muktar Ibrahim, Ramzi Mohammed, Yassin Omar, Hussain Osman, and Manfu Asiedo were all charged with plotting attacks, conspiracy to murder and possessing an improvised explosive device.

The men, who seemed relaxed as they appeared via videolink at London’s Old Bailey court, all entered formal pleas of not guilty to the charges.

A sixth man also appeared in court, but his case was delayed and he did not enter a formal plea on Friday.

Eleven other suspects, who are accused of failing to disclose to police information about one or more of the defendants, are due in court later.