Heathrow passenger charged with terrorist conspiracy

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A man has been charged with conspiring to cause an explosion with intent to endanger life after being arrested at Heathrow airport.

A man has been charged with conspiring to cause an explosion with intent to endanger life after being arrested at Heathrow airport.

Salahuddin Amin, 29, had arrived on a British Airways flight from Pakistan last Tuesday and was arrested at Terminal 4 by police under anti-terrorism powers.

Mr Amin will appear at Bow Street magistrates' court tomorrow charged with "wilfully and maliciously" conspiring to cause an explosion, under the 1883 Explosives Act.

He is being held and questioned at Paddington Green high-security police station in central London under the Terrorism Act after an operation involving MI5 and police anti-terrorism units.

He is accused of unlawfully and maliciously conspiring with others to cause, by means of an explosive substance, an explosion of a nature likely to endanger life or cause serious damage to property, between 1 October 2003 and 31 March 2004.