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Harrow man, 29, ‘tried to kill solicitor in far right terror attack’

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An alleged far-right extremist has denied plotting a terrorist attack on a major immigration law firm.

Cavan Medlock, 29, pleaded not guilty to researching Duncan Lewis Solicitors, with the intention of killing immigration solicitor Toufique Hossain whilst armed with a knife and carrying Nazi and Confederate flags.

He had been charged with preparation of terrorist acts under Section 5 of the Terrorism Act, 2006.

Appearing today at the Old Bailey, he spoke only to confirm his name and enter his pleas, whilst wearing a grey hoodie and glasses.

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The incident is believed to have occurred on September 7, 2020.

Medlock, from Austen Road, Harrow, has also denied making threats to kill.

He did however plead guilty to the four charges of threatening with a bladed article in a public place, battery and two counts of causing racially aggravated alarm or distress towards two other solicitors.

Prosecutors have said that he objected to the solicitor Hossain’s involvement in preventing the Government from deporting immigrants.

The court had previously heard that last autumn, Medlock had entered Duncan Lewis Solicitors offices in Harrow equipped with a knife and handcuffs.

He had threatened a receptionist with a knife, before allegedly threatening a solicitor and abusing staff members in relation to their racial or ethnic backgrounds.

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A trial date had previously been set for March 2022, but had been postponed.

His Honour Judge Mark Wall QC remanded him in custody ahead of his trial, which has been fixed for two weeks starting July 11, 2022.

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