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Bomb plot suspects appear in court

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Bomb plot suspects appear in court


Eight men accused of taking part in a plot to blow up transatlantic aeroplanes have been remanded in custody for a further two weeks at the Old Bailey in London.

The men aged between 19 and 28 appeared at the court via video link up from Belmarsh prison in south East London. They face conspiracy to murder and other charges.

An unprecedented security alert was triggered in early August when British police said they’d foiled a plot to use homemade liquid explosives to bring down several airliners on their way from Britain to the United States.

A total of 15 people have since been charged. The court heard that given the volume of evidence gathered, trial was unlikely to start until at least January 2008.

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