Channel 4 News Student was 'days away' from terror attack

Monday, July 27, 2009

Student was 'days away' from terror attack

By Channel 4 News | July 27, 2009

A secret immigration court hears evidence that a Pakistani student used coded emails to plan a major terrorist attack in Britain.

A Pakistani student was just "days away" from a major attack, an immigration court heard today, as intelligence officials alleged the man - named only as XC - had used coded emails to discuss a terror plot.

The student was detained during police raids in April, which were suddenly brought forward after former police chief Bob Quick inadvertently revealed the details on a document he was photographed carrying into Downing Street.

At a bail hearing, lawyers for XC said the case against him was "pitiful", with no evidence linking him to bomb making.