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10 Sep 08. Seven men face bomb plot retrial. Prosecutors are to seek a retrial of seven British men who were accused of a liquid bomb plot after a jury failed to reach a verdict on some charges. Three men were found guilty of conspiracy to murder but the jury was unable to decide whether they and four other men planned to target planes. The men had denied plotting to bring down transatlantic planes with home-made bombs disguised as drinks. The Crown Prosecution Service will put a retrial application before a court. The Crown Prosecution Service said the seven men should face a retrial on every count the jury, which was discharged on Monday, had failed to agree on. Director of public prosecutions Sir Ken Macdonald QC said: “This will include a count that each defendant conspired to detonate improvised explosive devices on transatlantic passenger aircraft.
“We shall be returning to court to make this application in due course.” On Monday, Abdulla Ahmed Ali, Assad Sarwar and Tanvir Hussain were found guilty of conspiracy to murder. (Source: BBC)

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