Six Men Plead Not Guilty to Plotting Terrorist Attack Against EDL

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By Ewan Palmer | February 23, 2013 1:23 AM EST

The six men are due to face trial in May for terrorism charges

Six men have pleaded not guilty to allegations they were planning a terrorist attack against the English Defence League last year.

The men, from Birmingham. are accused of preparing acts of terrorism between 1 May and 4 July against the pro-English and anti-Islamic organisation.

Mohammed Hasseen, Jewel Uddin, Omar Mohammed Khan, Anzal Hussain, Zohaib Ahmed and Mohammed Saud all appeared via prison video link at Woolwich Crown Court in London to enter their not guilty pleas.

The six are charged under the Terrorism Act 2006, accused of preparing for an act or acts of terrorism with the intention of committing such acts.

They are accused of manufacturing an improvised explosive device, as well as acquiring firearms and other weapons, and vehicles connected with their alleged plans.

Uddin, Khan and Hasseen were arrested in June after police allegedly found guns, knives, machetes and a home-made bomb in a car during a routine stop.

It is alleged police also discovered a note a note addressed to the EDL, who had held a rally in Dewsbury earlier that day.

Hussain, Saud and Ahmed were arrested on 4 July.

The arrests were among a series made by West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit.

A trail is due to begin on 7 May.

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