A 26-year-old Londoner is on trial at the Old Bailey for planning a terrorist attack against Tony Blair.
Erol Incedal is accused of possessing a document called “Bomb Making” on a memory card and of planning to attack Blair's residence, after the former Prime Minister's address was found written on a piece of paper contained in a glasses case.
The evidence was discovered inside Incedal's black Mercedes when police stopped him on 30 September for a road traffic offence, according to prosecutor Richard Whittam QC. Incedal denies the charges.
“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,” said Whittam. Most of the trial will be heard in secret.
The court heard that a listening device was put in the car during the search.
The trial continues.