Assistant Chief Constable Marcus Beale from West Midlands Police
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Police chief: Birmingham terrorists posed real risk

Eleven members of a Birmingham terror cell have been jailed for their part in plot which prosecutors say could have been more devastating than the 7 July attacks in London.

The group planned to set off up to eight bombs hidden in rucksacks.

A judge at Woolwich Crown Court said the ring-leader, Irfan Naseer, wanted to turn Birmingham into a "little war zone". He was jailed for at least 18 years.

Assistant Chief Constable Marcus Beale from West Midlands Police told Dominic Casciani the threat posed was very real.

  • 26 Apr 2013
  • From the section UK
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