Tony Blair home address discovered in terror suspect's car

Updated: 2014-10-15 09:31


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Tony Blair home address discovered in terror suspect's car

File photo of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. [Photo/Agencies]

LONDON -- Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair's home address was discovered on a piece of paper inside a terror suspect's car, Britain's Old Bailey court heard Tuesday.

The paper, with the address of a home owned by Blair and his wife Cherie, was found in a glasses case in the suspect's car, the jury was told by the Central Criminal Court of England and Wales, commonly known as the Old Bailey.

The former prime minister could have been the target of a terrorist attack planned by Erol Incedal, who was accused of plotting terrorist acts and possessing a file instructing how to make a bomb on a memory card, local media reported Tuesday citing court sources.

Prosecutors said Incedal, a 26-year-old from London, might have been planning an "indiscriminate" attack similar to the terrorist attacks in Mumbai of India in 2008.

Incedal, who was arrested in September last year over a traffic offence, denied the charges against him.

Prosecutors added that the court did not suggest that Incedal "had settled on a specific target or a particular methodology," but his possession of Blair's home address had some significance.

Incedal's case will be heard mostly in secret for national security reasons, with only a handful of reporters allowed to attend the court proceedings.

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