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Teenager Kazi Islam convicted of grooming friend for terror

A teenager has been convicted of grooming a vulnerable young man after being inspired by the 2013 killing of Fusilier Lee Rigby in Woolwich.

Kazi Islam was said to have used "flattery and threats" in exchanges on social media to try to persuade Harry Thomas, 19, to kill two soldiers and buy ingredients for a pipe bomb.

Islam, 18, of Newham, east London, was found guilty at the Old Bailey of preparing to commit acts of terrorism.

He claimed he was conducting research.

June Kelly reports.

  • 29 Apr 2015