Tony Blair ‘target of terror attack plot’

Former-prime minister Tony Blair and his wife Cherie may have been the targets of a terror attack, a court has heard.

The prosecution alleges that Tony Blair was the target of a terror plot. Picture: Greg Macvean

Erol Incedal, formerly known in the case as AB, is on trial at the Old Bailey accused of preparing acts of terrorism and possessing a document entitled Bomb Making on an memory card.

The 26 year old from London denies the charges.

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Prosecutor Richard Whittam QC, opening the trial which will mainly be heard in secret, told jurors Incedal was stopped on September 30, 2013, for a road traffic offence.

Inside the black Mercedes he was travelling in police found a number of items including a piece of paper with the address of a property owned by the Blairs on it. It was found inside Incedal’s glasses case, the court heard.

Mr Whittam said: “Count 1 does not suggest that Erol Incedal had settled on a specific target or a particular methodology but in the context of the case as a whole and the evidence that I am going to come to, you may think that this address does have some significance.”

During the search, a listening device was put in the car, the court heard.