Stroud student's 'plot to blow up Vladimir Putin'
A Stroud A-Level student is due to go on trial in Ukraine accused of an elaborate plot to blow up Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia.
The alleged assassin, Adam Osmayev, is charged with planning to detonate a home-made bomb next to the president's motorcade.
But his lawyer claims Russian security services fabricated the prosecution in order to boost Mr Putin's image.
The 31-year-old lived in Britain from 1994 to 2002, doing his A-levels at Wycliffe College, near Stroud before studying economics at the University of Buckingham.