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Man charged in shoe-bomb conspiracy

THE threat to Britain from terrorism was underlined last night after police charged the Muslim arrested in Gloucester last week with conspiring with the al-Qaeda shoe-bomber, Richard Reid.

Shoe bomber is jailed for life

THE British shoe bomber Richard Reid was last night dragged to his prison cell kicking and screaming after being sentenced to life.

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Teenage thug to suicide bomber

EVER since he was overcome by cabin staff and fellow passengers on American Airlines flight 63, it has been questioned why Richard Reid turned from a troublemaker on the streets of London into a terrorist.

Plane shoebomber Reid starts life sentence in US

RICHARD REID was beginning a life sentence today for attempting to blow up a transatlantic flight.

Shoe bomber was tormented by childhood race taunts, say lawyers

THE shoe-bomber Richard Reid was tormented by racism and the subject of attacks by neo-Nazi thugs as a youngster, his defence team has claimed.

Shoe bomber set to admit all charges

RICHARD REID, the British man accused of trying to blow up a transatlantic flight with explosives hidden in his shoes, plans to plead guilty to attempted murder and all other charges against him, his lawyer said.

Bomber pleads guilty to protect family

THE Briton accused of trying to blow up a transatlantic flight with explosives hidden in his shoes is to plead guilty to all eight charges against him.

Crew tell how they caught shoe bomber

THE two US flight attendants who tackled Richard Reid, the suspected shoe bomber, have revealed that they became suspicious after he refused to eat or drink on the long-haul flight from Paris to Miami.

Shoebomb accused disputes confession

AS many as 100 passengers left their seats on a transatlantic flight to restrain accused shoebomber Richard Reid as he tried to light the explosives, a flight attendant told a court in the United States.

Pilot took explosives into cockpit

A PILOT carried British terror suspect Richard Reid’s shoes into his cockpit, unaware they contained explosives meant to destroy the jet, crew members have revealed.

Hijacker link to shoe bomber

THE alleged shoe bomber Richard Reid made a series of phone calls to the so-called 20th hijacker in the 11 September terrorist attacks on the US when the pair both lived in Britain, it was confirmed yesterday.

Don’t hate my son pleads father of ‘shoe bomber’

THE father of alleged shoe bomber Richard Reid today appealed to the public not to hate his son.

How did he slip through airline security?

IT WAS a chilly, overcast Paris morning when Tariq Raja, bearded and with a straggly moustache, strolled into Charles de Gaulle airport on the outskirts of Paris to check in on American Airlines Flight 63 to Miami.

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