Three men appeared in court charged over an alleged “mass murder” plot to detonate a car bomb in central London. The suspected scheme, said to have been foiled by police and MI5, was allegedly inspired by Westminster killer Khalid Masood.   Police fear possible targets included Parliament, Tower Bridge, Westfield shopping centre, Heathrow Airport, the MI5 and MI6 buildings and the BBC.  Gay nightclubs, the Queen’s Guards, embassies including the Russian, US and

Chinese missions, plus City banks and a Freemasons’ Lodge were also thought to be at risk.  Umar Ahmed Haque, 24, who faced Westminster JPs, is alleged to have told an accomplice the UK public deserve to be annihilated. Officers believe the primary target was Westminster Bridge where Masood, 52, killed four people with a car in March before fat­al­ly knifing PC Keith Palmer inside the grounds of Parliament.  READ MORE