A terror suspect had to be wrestled out of the dock during the closing speech of his trial as he protested suggestions that he was anti-British. Muhamed Abu , 32, swore at the prosecutor, John McGuinness QC, as he was dragged from the Old Bailey courtroom on Thursday, insisting he had “nothing against Britannia”. His comments came in response to Mr McGuinness’ closing statement in which he questioned whether the jury could believe the defendant had no animosity toward the UK. Mr Abu, from South Norwood, London, is accused of failing to inform police of an act of terrorism that he is alleged to have known was being planned by his brother, 27-year-old Sahayb Abu . The pair had previously been caught on CCTV at an east London takeaway looking at swords on an iPad. Advertisement During the trial, the jury heard how Sahayb Abu, from Dagenham, east London, bought an 18in (47cm) gladiator-style sword, a combat vest, two balaclavas, fingerless gloves and a combat-style hat. He denies these items were brought as part of a terror plot, insisting they were “props” for a drill rap video. More from UK COVID news live: UK latest as government admits lockdown roadmap… Read full this story
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