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Profile: Control order absconders
What do we know about the three men subject to control orders who have absconded?


Lamine Adam, 26, and Ibrahim Adam, 20, are the brothers of Anthony Garcia, one of the five men jailed for life for their part in the so-called fertiliser bomb plot.

Ibrahim Adam, Lamine Adam and Cerie Bullivant
Ibrahim Adam, Lamine Adam and Cerie Bullivant

Their family originated from Algeria, but their father changed their name to Adam once settled in Britain.

Garcia in turn changed his named because he had harboured ambitions to become a male model and saw his Muslim name as a hindrance.

Garcia, in his own evidence at the trial, said he was close to Lamine and looked up to him.

He said Lamine's own growing interest in religion had in turn made him curious. Both men started to read more about the faith and attend Islamist political talks where, according to Garcia, Lamine would speak up and lead debate.

Later, the brothers would get involved in raising money for Kashmiri causes after watching videos of atrocities allegedly perpetrated against Muslims in the disputed region.

'Met supergrass'

Mohammed Junaid Babar, the American who appeared as a supergrass in the fertiliser bomb plot trial, told the court about links between different "cells" of alleged British extremists.

He said he had met Lamine Adam in 2002 and 2004. He told the court that Lamine was associated with both east London extremists and the key bomb plotters based in Crawley.

According to Babar's evidence, Lamine Adam allegedly shipped camping equipment to Pakistan for a 2003 paramilitary training camp that Anthony Garcia attended. The camp included lessons in bomb making and was also attended by London suicide bomber Mohammed Sidique Khan.

During the trial, the jury heard that plot ringleader Omar Khyam, had asked Anthony Garcia and Lamine Adam to buy a key bomb component - ammonium nitrate fertiliser.

He said it was to be shipped to "brothers" in Pakistan and that he could not buy it himself as his Asian features would arouse suspicion.

Garcia eventually bought the fertiliser from a Sussex agricultural merchant but Lamine Adam was not present.

Babar also told the court that another British man known as "Uni Boy" had sought a formula to make a bomb, saying he was planning on "hitting a nightclub" with Lamine Adam, although Babar did not hear this from Mr Adam himself.

Ibrahim Adam did not feature heavily in the trial, other than when family relationships were referred to in evidence.

No charges have ever been brought against either of the Adam brothers for alleged breaches of their control orders.


Cerie Bullivant is from Dagenham in east London, but little else is known about him.

In April he appeared at the Old Bailey twice on charges of breaching 13 conditions of his control order, which had been imposed on 18 July the previous year. At the time he was only listed as AG. He was next due to appear on 29 May.

On at least two occasions, he was granted bail by a senior district judge on at least two occasions earlier this year. Cerie Bullivant appeared at the City of Westminster Magistrates Court on the 23rd January 2006 and on the 10th February 2006. On both occasions the Crown Prosecution Service applied for him to be remanded in custody but the court ruled that he should remain on bail.

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