– Assistant Chief Constable, Marcus Beale
"They said, in their own words, that they were critical of the 7/7 bombers because they didn't kill enough people. They wanted to create their own 9/11. As a group, had they been able to achieve their objective, we think they would have killed numerous people and caused a whole lot of misery and injury on others."
Eleven Birmingham gang members who plotted terrorist attacks potentially bigger than the July 7 attacks have been sentenced at Woolwich Crown Court.