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Plot to assassinate Theresa May is foiled: Sky News

The plotters planned to detonate an improvised explosive device at the PM's Downing Street offices and kill May in the chaos

Brendan Scott | Bloomberg 

UK Prime Minister Theresa May was the target of an assassination attempt by Islamist militants that was broken up last week with the arrests of two men, Sky News reported. Police believe the plotters planned to detonate an improvised explosive device at the prime minister’s Downing Street offices and kill May in the chaos, Sky reported, citing people it didn’t identify. Andrew Parker, director general of the MI5 security service, briefed cabinet ministers on the plot, Sky said. A weeks-long investigation into the case culminated last week with the arrests of two men ...

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First Published: Thu, December 07 2017. 02:28 IST
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