Teen charged with plotting terror attack at Elton John concert
A British teenager from Hounslow in West London was arrested on Thursday (Sep07) after allegedly trying to obtain weapons and explosives online with a view to doing an attack at an Elton John concert.
Haroon Ali-Syed, 19, has appeared at Westminster magistrates court after being charged with preparing to commit acts of terrorism between April 12 and September 9. He will remain in custody before appearing at the Old Bailey next Monday (Sept19).
As The Sun reports, Syed was allegedly inspired by IS and was about to plan an attack at Elton John’s show at Hyde Park in London on September 11. He is also accused of targeting other locations including Buckingham Palace and Oxford Street.
Syed has not yet entered a plea. His solicitor Tony Lodge indicated a bail application would be made in the future but did not argue the case in court.