West Midlands Police welcome EDL rally bomb plot plea

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"Substantial investment in counter-terrorism capability" has had a direct effect on the UK's ability to fight terrorism, West Midlands Police have said.

Assistant Chief Constable Marcus Beale was speaking after six men from Birmingham pleaded guilty to planning a terrorist attack on an English Defence League rally.

Omar Mohammed Khan, Mohammed Hasseen, Anzal Hussain, Mohammed Saud, Zohaib Ahmed and Jewel Uddin admitted preparing an act of terrorism. All six will be sentenced on 6 June.

Mr Beale also defended the force for not taking action earlier against one of the subjects, who was linked to an earlier investigation, saying the police had to act on the information they had in a proportionate way and within the confines of the law.

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