Nabeel Hussain arrested at Stansted airport

Nabeel Hussain, from Waltham Forest, admitted at the Old Bailey to being in possession of a fake passport

Nabeel Hussain, from Waltham Forest, admitted at the Old Bailey to being in possession of a fake passport

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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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11:15pm Sat 15 Mar 14

Villagecranberry says...

Hahahaha, a condition that he could not leave the UK after wanting to blow up a jet? Is this a joke?

The condition should be that he should be made to leave the UK! Who wants people like him here?
Hahahaha, a condition that he could not leave the UK after wanting to blow up a jet? Is this a joke? The condition should be that he should be made to leave the UK! Who wants people like him here? Villagecranberry
  • Score: 1

9:55am Sun 16 Mar 14

mickbear88 says...

Maybe I'm missing something here? He can carry on planning terrorist acts in Britain but not overseas?
Maybe I'm missing something here? He can carry on planning terrorist acts in Britain but not overseas? mickbear88
  • Score: 7

2:37pm Sun 16 Mar 14

mdj says...

Many idealistic - or not - people have left this country to serve causes overseas, from Byron to the International Brigades. We supposedly crack down on freelance mercenaries, but allow firms like Black Rock to flourish at greater expense than sending soldiers. It's hard in principle to cherry-pick when this should be allowed, however much we may think this chap can do no good in Syria when he gets there.

Obviously, faking a passport is an offence; but I'm more concerned to see that he's walking free at all, given his previous crime.
In most of the world's legislations he'd be dead.
Many idealistic - or not - people have left this country to serve causes overseas, from Byron to the International Brigades. We supposedly crack down on freelance mercenaries, but allow firms like Black Rock to flourish at greater expense than sending soldiers. It's hard in principle to cherry-pick when this should be allowed, however much we may think this chap can do no good in Syria when he gets there. Obviously, faking a passport is an offence; but I'm more concerned to see that he's walking free at all, given his previous crime. In most of the world's legislations he'd be dead. mdj
  • Score: 5

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