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Nabeel Hussain arrested at Stansted airport
A convicted terrorist who plotted to blow up transatlantic planes has admitted trying to leave Britain using a fake passport.
Nabeel Hussain, 30, from Chingford, was convicted in 2009 for his involvement in a plot to blow up seven passenger jets with liquid explosives disguised as soft drinks.
Hussain was found guilty of engaging in conduct in preparation of terrorist acts.
According to reports, he was arrested at Stansted Airport on September 23 before he could board a plane to Turkey.
Detectives believe he was planning to travel to Syria to join militants in the civil war, but Hussain denied this allegation.
He was jailed for eight years, but had been released half-way through his sentence on conditions of licence, one condition being he could not leave the country.
When he was stopped at Stansted airport, Hussain claimed he was fleeing the country because he had been caught driving without insurance and was worried he would be sent back to prison.
Yesterday at the Old Bailey, Hussain admitted possession of an identity document with improper intention.
He has been remanded in custody at Belmarsh Prison in south London and will be sentenced next month.
Ahmed Abdullah Ali, aka Ahmed Ali Khan, 27, of Prospect Hill, Walthamstow; Arafat Waheed Khan, 26, of Farnan Avenue, Walthamstow; Waheed Zaman, 23, of Queen's Road, Walthamstow; Ibrahim Savant, 27, of Folkestone Road, Walthamstow; and Tanvir Hussain, of Nottingham Road, Leyton, were jailed in 2009 for thier roles in the plot.
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