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Plot to blow up Theresa May is foiled: Suicide bombers armed with knives planned to murder the Prime Minister in Downing Street, claims MI5

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The security services believe they have stopped an Islamist suicide bomb plot to assassinate the Prime Minister.

Two Muslim men are suspected of conspiring to attack Downing Street armed with an improvised bomb, suicide vest and knives.

Investigators suspect the pair wanted to detonate a bomb disguised as a bag. They would then attempt to kill Theresa May armed with a suicide vest, pepper spray and knife in the aftermath.

Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman, 20, and Mohammed Aqib Imran, 21, will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday charged with planning terror attacks.

Rahman, 20, from north London, is accused of planning to bomb Downing Street’s security gates and then attack the Prime Minister in the ensuing chaos.

The security services believe they have stopped an Islamist suicide bomb plot to assassinate the Prime Minister. She is pictured in Number 10 today

The security services believe they have stopped an Islamist suicide bomb plot to assassinate the Prime Minister. She is pictured in Number 10 today

The head of MI5, Andrew Parker, yesterday briefed Cabinet ministers on the unprecedented terrorist threat facing the country (file photo)

The head of MI5, Andrew Parker, yesterday briefed Cabinet ministers on the unprecedented terrorist threat facing the country (file photo)

Two Muslim men are suspected of conspiring to attack Downing Street armed with an improvised bomb, suicide vest and knives

Two Muslim men are suspected of conspiring to attack Downing Street armed with an improvised bomb, suicide vest and knives