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'Bomb plot' case jury dismissed

Top (l-r) Abdullah Ahmed Ali, Assad Sarwar, Tanvir Hussain, Ibrahim Savant (bottom l-r), Arafat Waheed Khan, Waheed Zaman, Umar Islam, Donald Douglas Stewart-Whyte (bottom l-r)
The eight men on trial for conspiracy to murder

The jury in the trial of eight men accused of conspiring to murder by blowing up transatlantic airliners has been discharged for "legal reasons".

It is not yet known why the judge, Mr Justice Henriques, took his decision to discharge the jury.

The prosecution at Woolwich Crown Court had alleged that the men had planned to blow up at least seven aircraft.

All the men denied the alleged plot, which anti-terrorism police say they foiled in August 2006.

A new jury will be sworn in and the case re-started at a time to be fixed.

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