The terror suspect who was arrested with a backpack full of knives just yards from Downing Street told the Old Bailey he does not need a lawyer because he is represented by Allah.

Khalid Mohammed Omar Ali, 27, is facing terror charges after being arrested by armed officers yards from Downing Street after a stop and search on 27 April.

He appeared at the Old Bailey today in a bright green and yellow jumpsuit, but was without a lawyer.

When asked if he planned on instructing a barrister, he replied: 'My legal representative is Allah, but from your side, why would I need any one?'

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