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Nine jailed over terror bomb plot

Latest news from Crown Court Woolwich. From the BBC and Wales on LIne

Nine men who plotted to bomb the London Stock Exchange and build a terrorist training camp have been jailed. Three of the men - all members of an al-Qaeda inspired terror group - received indeterminate sentences for public protection at London's Woolwich Crown Court.

The three to receive indeterminate sentences were Mohammed Shahjahan 27, of Stoke-on-Trent, who was jailed for a minimum term of eight years and 10 months.

Usman Khan, 20, and Nazam Hussain, 26, also from Stoke-on-Trent, were ordered to serve at least eight years.

Other sentences were:

  • Mohammed Chowdhury: 13 years, 8 months
  • Gurukanth Desai: 12 years
  • Omar Latif: 10 years, 4 months
  • Abdul Miah: 16 years, 10 months
  • Mohibur Rahman: 5 years
  • Shah Rahman: 12 years

Father-of-two Shahjahan – who was referred to as the “emir”, or leader, by other members of the terror group – had the highest profile and had given a number of media interviews, the court heard. He featured in a BBC programme called “My Name is Mohammed” about British Muslims called Mohammed. Mr Hall (his defence counsel) said: “He was dressed up as a mujahideen expressing self-deluded radical views about the prospect of bringing Sharia to the UK, and so on.” Unfortunately he wont be in a stripy suit with arrows on now - that uniform went out as long ago as 1922.

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