Four young men have appeared in a London court in connection with an alleged terror plot to shoot and kill police officers and soldiers in the capital. The defendants allegedly swore allegiance to Islamic State extremists.
The men, who appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court on Friday, were arrested in raids conducted by Scotland Yard’s counter-terrorism command over the past two weeks.
The men allegedly used Google Street View to conduct reconnaissance on Shepherd’s Bush police station and White City Territorial Army Barracks, the court heard. The men also had images of two Metropolitan police officers, the Press Association reported.
The men also possessed a gun with a silencer, ammunition, and a moped – which they were presumably going to use as a getaway vehicle.