British police charge man linked with Stockholm attack

14th March 2011, Comments 0 comments

British police have charged a man with terrorism offences following his arrest in Scotland in connection with a December suicide bombing in Stockholm, a spokesman said.

"Strathclyde Police can confirm that a 30-year-old man has been charged with offences under the Terrorism Act 2000. This follows an operation in the Whiteinch area of Glasgow on Tuesday, March 8, 2011," a spokesman said.

The man, a foreign national, was due to appear in court in Glasgow later Monday, a police source said.

British authorities had been investigating any links to the Swedish attack -- the country's first suicide bombing -- following the revelation that the bomber, Taimour Abdulwahab, had lived and studied near London.

Abdulwahab, a 29-year-old whose family fled from Iraq to Sweden in 1991, blew up himself and his car in a deserted side-street off of Stockholm's busiest pedestrian thoroughfare on December 11, injuring two people.

Before the attack, he had lived in Luton, north of London. He had graduated with a degree in sports therapy from the city's university seven years earlier.

© 2011 AFP

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