Anzac Day terror plot: Blackburn boy sentenced to life
2 October 2015
From the section UK
A 15-year-old British boy who plotted to behead police officers at an Anzac Day parade in Australia has been sentenced to life.
The Blackburn teen, who the judge ruled will remain anonymous due to his age, will serve at least five years in custody for inciting terrorism.
He sent thousands of online messages to an alleged Australian jihadist, and was planning “a massacre”, the court heard.
He is believed to be the youngest Briton guilty of a terror offence.
The plot to murder a number of police officers at the parade in Melbourne earlier this year would “in all probability” have succeeded had British police not cracked the boy’s phone and alerted Australian police, the court had heard.
Anzac Day, held on 25 April each year, commemorates the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps’ World War One battle in Gallipoli, and this year marked its centenary.
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Source:: BBC UK