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London bomb accused set for trial
Shepherd's Bush
Shepherd's Bush was one of the targets for the alleged attacks
Five men accused of plotting to murder passengers on London's transport network on 21 July will face trial in September next year.

The men, held at Belmarsh Prison in London, appeared via video link at an Old Bailey hearing on Thursday.

Ramzi Mohamed, 23, Muktar Said Ibrahim, 27, Hussein Osman, 27, Yassin Omar, 24, and Manfo Kwaku Asiedu, 32, all from London, deny conspiracy to murder.

They will appear in court again in January next year.

All five men also deny explosives charges and all except Mr Asiedu are accused of attempted murder.

Four of the five - Mr Ibrahim, Mr Mohammed, Mr Omar and Mr Asiedu - were shown on the video screen at the Old Bailey sitting side by side.

The fifth man, Mr Osman, was shown on a separate section of the screen sitting by himself.

After hearing representations from prosecution and defence lawyers, Mr Justice Butterfield said the trial was provisionally set for September 2006.


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