This case looks into the emotive, dangerous and highly secretive world of terrorism. In August 2017, three men, who dubbed themselves the Three Musketeers, were found guilty of planning a terror attack on a police or military target in the UK. A fourth man was also convicted for his involvement in the plot.
Two of the men, who were under surveillance by the authorities, were employed by a fake courier company in Birmingham, set up by West Midland police, working in partnership with the MI5, the British Security Services. While MI5 officers were placing covert bugs in a vehicle belonging to one of the men, an undercover police officer discovered in the rear footwell a bag containing items including a hand-gun, ammunition and a partially constructed pipe-bomb.
Following the find the 4 men were arrested and subsequently put on trial. They all denied knowing or having and knowledge of the bag or its content. The case was heard at the Old Bailey, much of it in secret, and after 16 weeks, jurors found all four men, Naweed Ali, Khobaib Hussain, Mohibur Rahman and Tahir Aziz, guilty.
But could there have been a miscarrige of justice? Does the evidence collected by the Police stand up to scrutiny? Do YOU think these men are guilty?
In this podcast we delve into the background of these men. We hear from many people involved in the case, including their family members, the lawyer for the defence and a leading security expert.
It’s then up to you to decide…
- Could Police corruption be at the heart of a major terrorist case?
- A true terrorist threat, or are innocent men behind bars?
You can view the evidence here