LONDON -- A Jordanian doctor has been charged in connection with foiled car bomb plots in London and Glasgow, police said yesterday.
Mohammed Jamil Asha, 26, was charged with conspiracy to cause explosions, a police spokeswoman said. Asha was detained on a northern England highway June 30. His wife, Marwa Asha, was arrested the same day and later released.
Asha is the fourth person to be charged since a pair of cars packed with gas cylinders and nails were found in central London on June 29.
The next day, two men crashed a flaming Jeep Cherokee loaded with gas canisters and gasoline into security barriers at Glasgow airport's main terminal.
First to be charged was Dr. Bilal Abdullah, allegedly a passenger in the Jeep. He was also charged with conspiring to set off explosions.
Last week, police charged Indian doctor Sabeel Ahmed, 26, with withholding information that could prevent an act of terrorism. He was arrested in Liverpool the day of the Glasgow attack.
His brother, Kafeel Ahmed, is believed to have set himself ablaze after crashing into the airport and remains in a Scottish hospital with critical burns.
The formal charge says Asha "unlawfully and maliciously conspired with Bilal Abdullah, Kafeel Ahmed and others unknown to cause explosions of a nature likely to endanger life or cause serious injury to property."