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Last Updated: Friday, 20 July 2007, 10:48 GMT 11:48 UK
Car plot charge doctor remanded
Mohammed Asha
Mohammed Asha was arrested on the M6
A doctor charged with conspiring to cause explosions in the suspected failed bomb attacks in London and Glasgow has been remanded in custody.

Dr Mohammed Asha, 26, appeared at City of Westminster Magistrates' Court.

Dr Asha, a father-of-one from Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, was arrested on the M6 in Cheshire.

He is one of four men charged over the alleged plot. Two men and a woman have been released without charge and one man is still being questioned.

Dr Asha is accused of conspiring with Bilal Talal Samad Abdullah, Kafeel Ahmed and "others unknown", Scotland Yard said.

He was remanded in custody for one week.

Last month, two cars containing petrol, gas cylinders and nails were discovered in London. A day later a burning car was driven into Glasgow airport.

On 6 July, Iraqi doctor Bilal Talal Samad Abdullah was charged with conspiracy to cause explosions. He was arrested at Glasgow airport following the suspected failed car bombing there.

Armed guard

Mr Abdullah, who is also accused of conspiring to cause explosions, is due to appear at London's Old Bailey on 27 July.

On 14 July Australian police charged Mohammed Haneef, a 27-year-old Indian doctor, with providing "reckless support" to a terrorist organisation.

He was later granted bail of A$10,000 (4,300) by a judge in Brisbane, but will remain behind bars under Australian immigration law.

Dr Sabeel Ahmed, 26 and from Liverpool, was charged on 14 July with not disclosing information that could have helped police arrest a suspected terrorist.

He appeared at City of Westminster magistrates' court on Monday and was remanded in custody.

He is the brother of Kafeel Ahmed who was detained at Glasgow airport after the burning Jeep was driven into a terminal building.

He suffered burns to 90% of his body and remains in hospital under armed guard.

Two trainee doctors, aged 28 and 25, have been released without charge.

Both men were arrested at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, in Paisley, Scotland.


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