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Lyes Outiren jailed over bomb-making manual

Lyes Outiren Image copyright Devon and Cornwall Police
Image caption Lyes Outiren has been jailed for terror offences

A former baggage handler who had links to an electronic bomb-making manual on his computer has been jailed.

Lyes Outiren, 44, from Newquay, also made online comments describing murdered serviceman Fusilier Lee Rigby as "that filth British soldier".

Outiren was jailed for two years and eight months for possessing and disseminating terrorist material.

But he could be free in months after the court heard he had been on remand since his November 2013 arrest.

Judge Paul Dodgson said he did not doubt the intentions of Outiren, who made remarks against Jews and Shia Muslims and blamed "western governments and intelligence services" for the Syria conflict in police interviews.

'Explosive device'

In the hearing at Kingston Crown Court, Judge Dodgson said: "There is no doubt that if someone had accessed these links the potential could have been extremely serious.

"These links were not only manuals but videos that anyone with average intelligence could have followed and with a degree of competence built an explosive device."

Counter-terrorism police who checked Outiren's laptop found links to bomb-making videos. He had also emailed links of similar material to Inspire, al Qaeda's online magazine.

The court heard Outiren, a French-Algerian, worked in London from 2007 to 2009 for a firm called Excess Baggage, where his job included inspecting luggage using x-ray machines.

Because Outiren has been on remand for 14 months, including a year in Broadmoor, and was given credit for early guilty pleas, he could be free in four months, the court heard. The French national will then be deported.

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