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Trio in court over beheading 'plot'

Three men who were arrested three days before Remembrance Sunday have appeared in court over an alleged beheading plot.

Nadir Ali Sayed, 21, from Hounslow, west London, Yousaf Shah Syed, 19, from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, and Haseeb Hamayoon, 27, from Hayes, west London, are accused of planning acts of terrorism.

The trio, who were detained in a series of raids on November 6, were charged today by the Metropolitan Police and appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court.

The men, all bearded and wearing long grey tops, were remanded in custody following a 25-minute hearing and will appear at the Old Bailey on December 4.

Sayed and Syed appeared to laugh at one point during the hearing.

There were no applications for bail.

They are accused of "with the intention of committing acts of terrorism", being "jointly engaged in conduct in preparation for giving effect to their intention, contrary to section 5(1) of the Terrorism Act 2006".

A fourth man arrested in Uxbridge was released on November 15 with no further action.


From Belfast Telegraph