Police chief: Birmingham terrorists posed real risk
Eleven members of a Birmingham terror cell have been jailed for their part in plot which prosecutors say could have been more devastating than the 7 July attacks in London.
The group planned to set off up to eight bombs hidden in rucksacks.
A judge at Woolwich Crown Court said the ring-leader, Irfan Naseer, wanted to turn Birmingham into a "little war zone". He was jailed for at least 18 years.
Assistant Chief Constable Marcus Beale from West Midlands Police told Dominic Casciani the threat posed was very real.
26 Apr 2013