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Teenager given life sentence for planned Justin Bieber gig attack

Lloyd Gunton, 17, researched security for the Cardiff concert and wrote a martyrdom letter A teenager who planned an Islamic State-inspired terrorist attack on a pop concert a month after the Justin Bieber gig in Cardiff and wrote a martyrdom letter. Police raided the boys home in south Wales on the day of the show and found a claw hammer and a gutting knife in his school rucksack. His letter read: I am a soldier of the Islamic State. I have attacked Cardiff today because your government keep on bombing…

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Trump links UK crime rise to ‘spread of Islamic terror’

In latest Twitter outburst US president makes terrorism link even though annual figures cover all police-recorded offences Donald Trump has erroneously linked a rise in recorded crime in England and Wales to the spread of radical Islamic terror in his latest outburst on Twitter. Just out report: United Kingdom crime rises 13% annually amid spread of Radical Islamic terror. not good, we must keep America safe! wrote the US president. The UK Office for National Statistics (ONS), in its quarterly update on crime on Thursday, @realDonaldTrump October 20, 2017 Others…

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Three men detained after London-bound flight diverts to Germany

Pilot on flight from Ljubljana made unscheduled stop after learning of men talking about terrorist matters and baggage was later destroyed Three male passengers have been detained in Cologne after their easyJet flight bound from Ljubljana in Slovenia to London made a diverted landing, German police have said. The aircraft landed in Cologne after passengers reported that the men were talking about terrorist matters, according to the statement. The men were not identified. Police carried out security checks of the aircraft and questioned passengers after all 151 on board were…

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Worse terror attack on London Bridge foiled by chance, police say

Three terrorists who killed eight people in the UK capital last Saturday tried unsuccessfully to hire 7.5-tonne lorry hours before the attack The three terrorists who struck London Bridge last Saturday tried to hire a 7.5-tonne lorry on the morning of the attack to kill even more people and inflict an even bigger atrocity on Britain. Police revealed the attempt to rent the lorry was made hours before they staged the attack, with the trio instead using a rented van to run people over, and then going on a stabbing…

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Police believe Manchester bomber Salman Abedi largely acted alone

16 have been arrested so far in connection with the Manchester Arena attack, but it is thought the 22-year-old operated on his own Police now believe the Manchester bomber acted largely alone in the run-up to his suicide attack at Ariana Grandes concert. Soon after Salman Abedi blew himself up at Manchester Arena eight days ago police said they were investigating a potential terror network. But now detectives say the 22-year-old shopped alone for most of the components he used to make the bomb, which killed himself and 22 concertgoers…

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MI6 spy found dead in bag probably locked himself inside, Met says

Three-year investigation by Scotland Yard concludes Gareth Williams probably died as a result of a tragic accident The MI6 spy found dead in a bag three years ago probably locked himself in the holdall and died as a result of a tragic accident, Scotland Yard has said. Outlining the results of a three-year investigation on Wednesday, the Metropolitan police said Gareth Williams most likely died alone in his flat. But Detective Assistant Commissioner Martin Hewitt said the police could not “fundamentally and beyond doubt” rule out the possibility that a…

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