A 29-year-old ‘far-right extremist’ denies being involved in a terror plot to assassinate an immigration solicitor in a London office.


‘Far-right extremist’, 29, denies involvement in a terror plot to assassinate an immigration solicitor in a London office.

An alleged right-wing terrorist has denied attempting to assassinate an immigration lawyer in his London office.

Cavan Medlock, 29, is accused of arriving at the Duncan Lewis law firm in Harrow, north-west London, armed with a knife and handcuffs, as well as Confederate and Nazi flags.

Mr Medlock is accused of barging into the offices and threatening a receptionist with a knife on September 7th of last year.

He then allegedly threatened to murder solicitor Toufique Hossain, as well as verbally abusing two other members of staff because of their race and religion.

Prosecutors claim he is an extreme right-wing terrorist who plotted to assassinate Mr Hossain over his role in preventing the government from deporting immigrants.

Mr Medlock, of Harrow, appeared at the Old Bailey on Wednesday to enter pleas to six charges leveled against him.

On or before September 7 of last year, he pleaded not guilty to planning terrorist acts.

He conducted research into the firm of solicitors and Mr Hossain, and armed himself with a knife, restraints, and flags ‘with a view to kill,’ according to the charge.

A separate charge of threatening to kill the same solicitor was dismissed by Mr Medlock.

He did, however, plead guilty to four other charges involving three other members of staff.

He admitted to battery and threatening the receptionist with a knife, as well as causing two other employees racially aggravated alarm, harassment, or distress.

During the hearing, Mr Justice Wall scheduled a two-week trial at Kingston Crown Court for July 11 next year.

The bearded defendant was remanded in custody, dressed in black jogging bottoms and a hooded top.

He only spoke to confirm his identity and to respond to the charges.


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