Terror suspect's family: You've got wrong man
Sunday 04 June 2006
The two brothers arrested on suspicion of planning a chemical terrorist atrocity protested their innocence last night as the police were given more time to question them.
Mohammed Abdul Kahar, 23, and Abul Koyair, 20, were arrested during a raid on their east London home on Friday which involved 250 police officers.
Mr Kahar was shot in the shoulder during the raid and is recovering under armed guard in the Royal London Hospital. His solicitor, Kate Roxburgh, said he was innocent and that police fired at him without warning. He was " lucky to be alive" she said.
Julian Young, acting for Mr Koyair, who is being held at Paddington Green police station, said: "My client denies any involvement in the commission, preparation, or instigation of terrorist offences and has maintained that position from the start."
A judge has authorised their detention up to Wednesday after which they must either be charged, released or a further period of detention applied for.
Meanwhile, Anti-Terrorist Branch officers carried out further searches at the brothers' work places in the Tottenham and Whitechapel areas of London yesterday. Scotland Yard refused to say if anything had been found at either the home address in Lansdown Road in Forest Gate, or the workplaces.
Renee Zellweger on plastic surgery: 'I'm living a more fulfilling life and I'm thrilled that perhaps it shows'
Kim Jong-un 'purge': Six North Korea officials missing for weeks 'may have been executed'
Diwali: What is the festival of lights – and how is it celebrated around the world?
Nathan Cirillo: Final pictures emerge of soldier moments before he was shot dead by Ottowa gunman
Jimmy Carr's controversial Oscar Pistorius joke goes too far at the Q Awards
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
- 1 This 'woman calls police to order pizza' story isn't going where you're expecting
- 2 Marijuana use by teenagers does not result in a lower IQ or worse exam results, study finds
- 3 Watch what happened when food critics were unknowingly served McDonald's
- 4 Jimmy Carr's controversial Oscar Pistorius joke goes too far at the Q Awards
- 5 NHS staff banned from drinking tea or coffee on the job because it looks like they're not working hard enough