Men facing jail after terror plot foiled in South Yorkshire

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Six men are facing jail for a failed terror attack which was only uncovered after a police officer pulled over their car and found bombs and guns inside.

Some of the men, all from the West Midlands, travelled to an English Defence League rally in Dewsbury last June intending to detonate bombs but they arrived too late for the event and the hundreds who had gathered there had already left.

When the terrorists were travelling back home a South Yorkshire Police traffic officer pulled over one of their vehicles and arranged for it to be impounded after discovering that it had no insurance.

He had been concerned at the road worthiness of the aging Renault Laguna.

During a search of the vehicle two days later bombs were found.

Omar Khan, Zohaib Ahmed, Mohammed Hasseen, Mohammed Saud, Anzal Hussain, and Jewel Uddin, all in their 20s, admitted engaging in conduct in preparation for acts of terrorism and will be sentenced in June.

Mr Justice Hilliard, sitting at Woolwich Crown Court in London, said they were looking at ‘significant custodial terms’.

Assistant Chief Constable Marcus Beale, from West Midlands Police, said: “A lot of people would have been at risk of very serious injury or even loss of life had the attack been carried out.”

See tomorrow’s Star for more.