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Terrorist plotters sentenced

Eleven Birmingham gang members who plotted terrorist attacks potentially bigger than the July 7 attacks have been sentenced at Woolwich Crown Court.

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Judge on Birmingham terror plot leader: 'Clearly nothing was going to stop you'

Mr Justice Henriques has described Irfan Naseer as a 'skillful bomb-maker' and says 'clearly nothing was going to stop you, short of intervention of the authorities.'

I have no doubt you would have continued with your plan but for that intervention.

Many deaths were planned by a determined team of individuals who were fully radicalised and you, Naseer, were their leader.

No lack of assets, skill or manpower was going to stop you.

– Mr Justice Henriques, judge

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