Christmas bomb plot: nine men remanded over plan to 'blow up Big Ben and Westminster Abbey' - 2010-12-27

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F30.png Christmas bomb plot: nine men remanded over plan to 'blow up Big Ben and Westminster Abbey' December 27, 2010, Caroline Gammell, The Telegraph

They are alleged to have carried out reconnaissance missions before deciding on their possible targets.

Police were said to have found a list of six sites, including the full postal address of the Stock Exchange, Boris Johnson's London mayoral office and the US embassy.

Defendants were seen studying the tower of Big Ben, before inspecting Westminster Abbey, the London Eye and the Church of Scientology.


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