Leytonstone Tube attack: Suspect accused of having Isis images on his mobile phone

December 8, 2015 5:49 am

 Muhaydin Mire is accused of an attempted murder at a Tube station in East London. Photo / Facebook

The London Tube attacker left his victim with a 12cm knife wound
across his neck in an act of terrorism on British streets, a court has
Muhaydin Mire, 29, is accused of launching a sustained and
unprovoked attack before shouting “this is for Syria, my Muslim
Material linked to the Syrian conflict and “terrorist
actions around the world” were discovered on his mobile phone, it is
The 6ft 3in suspect spoke only to confirm his name and
address as he appeared in the dock at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on
Monday to answer a holding charge of attempted murder.
David Cawthorne said the 56-year-old victim, named only as “Male A”,
had been walking through the station at 7pm on Saturday when he was
attacked from behind.

The court heard Male A was was hit around the head and body
before collapsing to the floor where he was kicked and stamped on by
Witnesses attempted to intervene before Mire brandished a
knife, before holding Male A’s head and began to cut his neck “in what
is described by some as a sawing motion”.
The victim was left in a pool of blood and required five hours of surgery in hospital.
arrived at the Tube station at 7.06pm, where Mire was said to be
“stalking around the concourse”, slashing his knife in the direction of
at least two other witnesses.
One officer “fearing for his
safety” deployed his Taser twice before another officer also deployed
his weapon before Mr Mire fell to the floor and was disarmed.
Crown said the offences were being treated as “acts of terrorism”
falling within definition of section 1 of the Terrorism Act 2000.
the hearing opened, Mire – who wore a grey t-shirt and matching
tracksuit bottoms – had his handcuffs taken off under the orders of
district judge Quentin Purdy.

Footage of the arrest. Police had to Taser the suspect. Photo / Supplied
Footage of the arrest. Police had to Taser the suspect. Photo / Supplied
Mire, of Leytonstone, was remanded in custody to appear again at the Old Bailey on Friday.
A and another man were taken to hospital. Police have increased patrols
at transport hubs to “identify and deter terrorism” after the incident
at the station in east London.
Graphic footage of the attacks
posted online soon after the incident showed a large pool of blood
spattered on the station floor.
The video appeared to show the
attacker wildly gesticulating and confronting several people in the
station, before slashing a man in the throat area.
Chief Constable Mark Newton, of British Transport Police, said: “The
safety of the travelling public remains our top priority. In addition to
our usual specialist response teams, last week we launched Project
Servator, deploying even more highly-visible police patrols designed to
identify and deter terrorism.
“Following Saturday’s incident, we
are now deploying still more officers in this role. They involve both
uniformed and plain-clothed officers, supported by other resources, such
as armed officers, police dogs, a network of CCTV cameras, and the
thousands of rail staff we work alongside.
“We ask the public to remain calm and carry on using public transport as normal.”

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