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Abdul Muneem Patel

Suspected UK-US airline bomb plotters Associate


Location of DetentionUnited Kingdom
Capturing AuthorityUnited Kingdom
Date of CaptureAug. 10, 2006
Location of CaptureUnited Kingdom
AffiliationUK-US airline bomb plotters
Date of BirthApril 17, 19891
Charged withPossession of terrorist materials3
Charging authorityUnited Kingdom
In connection withUK Foils Transatlantic Bombings
Charges issuedAug. 21, 2006
Case statusPending
Narrative and Notes
  • Bank of England froze assets Aug. 11, 2006.
  • Address in London, UK, E5.
  • UK National Insurance No JN551621B.1,2
  • Patel appears to be the "17-year-old male" charged with possession of terrorist materials. The government has not acknowledged his identity, but he is the only 17-year-old-male included in the Bank of England frozen assets list.
  • According to the charges, the 17-year-old male had a book on how to construct bombs, suicide notes and wills of potential terrorists and a map of Afghanistan containing information "likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism."3
    1 Bank of England press release, Aug. 11, 2006.
    2 Bank of England frozen assets list.
    3 "Terror charges in full." BBC, Aug. 21, 2006. Patel is not identified by name by the UK government or BBC.
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