Three men charged over Watford incident


Three men from Luton have today (Saturday, June 4) been charged following an incident at the Co-operative Bank in Market Street in Watford at around 10am on Thursday, June 2.

Co-operative Bank worker Muhammed Qasim Salam, 23, from Bracknell Close; 23-year-old Imran Khalifa, who is unemployed and from Maiden Hall Road and 23-year-old Faizan Rehman from Havelock Road, are all charged with conspiracy to steal, theft and conspiracy to commit a bomb hoax.

Faizan Rehman was arrested last night (Friday, June 3).

Adrian Roberts, Head of the CPS Thames  and Chiltern Complex Casework Unit, said: 'I have been working closely with Hertfordshire Constabulary and I have now authorised them to charge Muhammed Qasim Salam, Imran Khalifa and Faizan Rehman with conspiracy to steal, theft and conspiracy to conspiracy to commit a bomb hoax.

'Having reviewed the evidence, I am satisfied that there is sufficient evidence to charge them and that it is in the public interest to do so.

'The defendants will remain in police custody and are due to appear before Hatfield Remand Court on Monday, June 6.'