Trial set for Luton terror accused

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A trial date has been set for a terror suspect alleged to have been planning an attack on US military based in Suffolk.

Junead Ahmed Khan, 24, from Marlow Avenue, Luton, appeared at the Old Bailey this morning a month after being arrested under the Terrorism Act 2000.

Khan is accused of planning to use a car and knife to kill US servicemen at RAF Mildenhall and RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk.

He is also suspected of plotting to travel to Syria to join Islamic State with his uncle Shazib Ahmed Khan, also from Luton.

This morning Junead Ahmed Khan was told that he will stand trial in February.

Deborah Walsh from the Crown Prosecution Service, said: “We have concluded that there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest to charge Junead Khan and Shazib Khan with the intention of committing acts of terrorism.

“It is alleged that Junead Khan and Shazib Khan had been planning on travelling to Syria to join the proscribed organisation Islamic State in Levant (ISIL).”

Another Luton man, who was arrested in connnection with the Khans at his home in Vestry Close, was earlier released without charge.