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‘Far-right extremist’, 29, denies terror plot to kill immigration solicitor inside London office

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‘Far-right extremist’, 29, denies terror plot to kill immigration solicitor after ‘bursting into law firm armed with a Nazi flag, knife and handcuffs’

  • Cavan Medlock, 29, denied plotting to kill immigration lawyer Toufique Hossain 
  • He burst into Duncan Lewis law firm in Harrow, London, on September 7, 2020 
  • He admitted to knife possession charge but denied planning to kill Mr Hossain 

An alleged right-wing terrorist has denied plotting to kill an immigration lawyer inside his London office. 

Cavan Medlock, 29, is alleged to have arrived at the Duncan Lewis law firm in Harrow, north-west London, armed with a knife and handcuffs while carrying Confederate and Nazi flags.

In the alleged incident on September 7 last year, Mr Medlock is accused of bursting into the offices before threatening a receptionist with the knife.

He then allegedly threatened to kill solicitor Toufique Hossain – while verbally abusing two other members of staff on the basis of their race and religion.   

Prosecutors allege he is an extreme right-wing terrorist who planned to kill Mr Hossain because he objected to his involvement in preventing the Government from deporting immigrants.

On Wednesday, Mr Medlock, from Harrow, appeared at the Old Bailey to enter pleas to six charges against him.

Cavan Medlock (pictured), 29, is alleged to have arrived at the Duncan Lewis law firm in Harrow, north-west London, armed with a knife and handcuffs while carrying Confederate and Nazi flags

The charge states that Mr Medlock conducted research into the firm of solicitors (pictured) and Mr Hossain, and equipped himself with a knife, restraints and flags 'with a view to kill'

The charge states that Mr Medlock conducted research into the firm of solicitors (pictured) and Mr Hossain, and equipped himself with a knife, restraints and flags ‘with a view to kill’

He pleaded not guilty to preparation of terrorist acts on or before September 7 last year.

The charge states that he conducted research into the firm of solicitors and Mr Hossain, and equipped himself with a knife, restraints and flags ‘with a view to kill’.

Mr Medlock denied a separate charge of making a threat to kill the same solicitor.

However he pleaded guilty to four other offences relating to the three other staff members.

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

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

The bearded defendant, who wore black jogging bottoms and a hooded top, was remanded into custody.

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

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