A 20-year-old man is due to appear in court for the alleged audacious plot to murder PM Theresa May in a bomb and knife attack. Naa'imur Zakariyah Rahman, from North London is due to appear in court later over the alleged plot, which is believed to have involved a plan to bomb the gates of Downing Street and then in the ensuing panic, launch a knife attack on the Prime Minister Theresa May, according to the BBC. The 20-year-old North Londoner was one of two men that were arrested following police raids on 28th November. Aqib Imran, a 21-year-old man from Birmingham was arrested on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts, it is believed that the arrested man was planning to travel abroad.

An unprecedented threat

Only yesterday it was revealed that the Manchester Arena bombing which killed 22 people back in May of this year could have potentially been prevented. It was revealed that the bomber Salman Abedi was on the radar of intelligence services for up to three years prior to the atrocity. MI5 officials had arranged a meeting on the 31st May of this year to discuss the threat of individuals, including Salman Abedi, but the atrocity at the Manchester Arena had already taken place 9 days earlier. It was also revealed in the report that was commissioned into the 4 terror attacks we have seen this year that the perpetrators behind the Westminster Bridge Attack and the London Bridge Attack were being investigated.

Khalid Masood who carried out the Westminster Bridge Attack which killed 5 people back in March had been under investigation due to his extremist links and Khuram Butt, who was one of three men that carried out the London Bridge Attack was under investigation for 2-years due to his links with extremists, including notorious hate preacher Anjem Choudary.

Khuram Butt appeared in a Channel 4 documentary called "The Jihadi Next Door" in which some of the participants of the program had travelled to Syria to fight for the Islamic State.

The level of threat the UK is facing is unprecedented. It is believed that 500 active investigations are ongoing which involve up to 3,000 people.

Another 20,000 suspects are being kept under review. It has been reported that up to 9 major terror attacks have been prevented in the UK this year. There have also been several failed terrorist attacks during the wave of terror we have seen this year which resulted in 36 people being killed on the streets. One of these failed attacks was the Parsons Green Bombing which saw 30 people injured when a bomb placed on a Tube train, failed to properly detonate. According to reports, the UK is currently facing insurgent levels of terrorist threat and the constant need to monitor 23,000 suspects is likely to push the security infrastructure to its limits.