7/7 bomber’s widow accused of new plot in Kenya

THE widow of Huddersfield 7/7 suicide bomber Jermaine Lindsay has been accused of more terror acts in Kenya.

THE widow of Huddersfield 7/7 suicide bomber Jermaine Lindsay has been accused of more terror acts in Kenya.

Samantha Lewthwaite – dubbed The White Widow – was allegedly plotting to free Jermaine Grant, who is on trial in East Africa.

Kenya’s state prosecutor said they had information that Lewthwaite was planning an armed bid to free Grant.

They want the Grant trial to be now moved to a high-security court complex because of the new “security threat”.

Jacob Ondari, the deputy public prosecutor, told Mombasa magistrates’ courts that Grant’s co-accused, Fouad Manswab, is on the run from court bail and was working with Lewthwaite, who is also in hiding, to free Grant from Mombasa’s main courts.

“We know that Fouad is in touch with Samantha Lewthwaite, and they were planning to rescue their accomplice”.

One man allegedly linked to the operation was recently arrested in Mombasa with a grenade, and another was stopped crossing into Kenya from Tanzania with bullet-proof vests and face masks, Mr Ondari added.

Grant, 30, and Manswab, a Kenyan, were arrested in Mombasa in December 2011. Chemicals were found in their rented apartment that were identical to the ingredients Lindsay used to kill 26 people and himself on a London underground train on July 7, 2005.

Lindsay, a former Rawthorpe High School student, married Lewthwaite after leaving Huddersfield to live in Aylesbury.

She has been on the run for 15 months and is believed to be in Tanzania or Somalia.

She faces the same two charges as Grant and Manswab, which include “conspiracy to improvise an explosive device with the intent to cause harm to innocent civilians”, according to Kenyan prosecutors.

 
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