Pregnant terror suspect in custody for 'helping husband prepare UK knife attack'

Pregnant terror suspect held in custody after allegedly helping husband to conduct UK knife attack

A pregnant terror suspect has been remanded in custody (Stock image)

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

A pregnant terror suspect has been remanded in custody after being accused of helping her husband prepare a knife attack in the UK.

Madihah Taheer allegedly let Ummariyat Mirza use her credit card in order to buy a steel combat knife, according to Court News UK.

The woman was arrested yesterday (April 25) in Birmingham and has today appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, where she reportedly spoke only to confirm her name.

Taheer is charged with one count of assisting another to commit acts of terrorism.

Mirza is said to have been plotting a terror attack and has also been charged with owning a bomb-making guide and an extremist document.

Mirza's sister Zainub has also been accused of attempting to encourage terror attacks by sharing photos and Islamic State propaganda videos.

Both Ummariyat and Zainub Mirza were arrested during terror raids in March and should appear at the Old Bailey on April 28, alongside Taheer.

Taheer will be held at HMP Bronzefield, which has facilities for pregnant women, until her appearance at the Central Criminal Court.