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Man charged over 21 July attacks
Tube train
Shepherd's Bush was one of the targeted stations
Police investigating the failed 21 July London bomb attacks have charged a man with conspiracy to cause explosions.

Adel Yahya, 23, was arrested at Gatwick Airport on Tuesday, after arriving on a flight from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The student from north London is due at Bow Street magistrates on Friday.

Five men have already been charged with conspiracy to murder following the failed attacks, which came two weeks after the July 7 bombings.

Police charged Mr Yahya after being granted extra time to question him on Thursday.

Dozens released

He was arrested by anti-terrorism police, supported by Sussex officers, under the Terrorism Act 2000.

Scotland Yard said it believed he had been out of the UK since June.

As well as the five other men already charged with direct involvement in the alleged 21 July plot, 10 others face lesser charges including failing to disclose information about suspects and assisting them to evade arrest.

Dozens more people have been questioned under the Terrorism Act but released without charge.

The failed 21 July attacks - on the Tube near Warren Street, Oval and Shepherd's Bush stations and on a bus in Hackney - took place two weeks to the day after four suicide bombers killed 52 passengers on the London transport network.

Others facing charges

Mr Yahya is charged with conspiring with Hussain Osman, Ibrahim Muktar Said, Manfo Kwaku Asiedu and Yassin Hassan Omar to cause by an explosive substance, explosions of a nature likely to endanger life or cause serious injury to property.

The other four men named have already been charged in connection with the failed attacks.

Hussain Osman, 27, has been accused of the attempted bombing of Shepherd's Bush Tube station.

Yassin Hassan Omar, of New Southgate, London, 24, has been accused of the attempted bombing of a Victoria Line train, near Warren Street.

Ibrahim Muktar Said, 27, of Stoke Newington, north London, is suspected of the failed Hackney bus bombing.

Manfo Kwaku Asiedu, 32, of Finsbury Park, north London, is charged over an unexploded device found at Little Wormwood Scrubs park in west London.

A sixth man, Ramzi Mohamed, 23, is suspected of the attempted Oval Tube bombing, and has also been charged over the failed attack.


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