Assistant Chief Constable Marcus Beale
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Police: Birmingham terror trio 'wanted this to be their 9/11'

Three Birmingham men convicted of planning a campaign of terrorist attacks in the UK "wanted it to be their 9/11", according to police.

Assistant Chief Constable Marcus Beale said all three had set out "to cause some serious harm".

Irfan Naseer, 31, Irfan Khalid, 27, and Ashik Ali, 27 were found guilty at Woolwich Crown Court of planning to set off up to eight bombs in rucksacks and possibly detonate bombs on timers.

  • 21 Feb 2013
  • From the section UK
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