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Woman accused of St Paul's Cathedral bomb plot

St Paul's Cathedral
Image caption Safiyya Amira Shaikh was arrested last week in connection with the alleged plot

A woman charged in connection with an alleged a bomb plot targeting St Paul's Cathedral has been remanded in custody.

Safiyya Amira Shaikh, of Hayes, west London, is said to have scoped out St Paul's and a hotel as potential locations to plant explosives.

The 36-year-old appeared before Westminster magistrates, accused of preparing acts of terrorism and disseminating terrorist publications.

She is due before the Old Bailey on 1 November.

Prosecutors also allege she prepared the words of a pledge of allegiance to Isis.

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