A couple from Oldham have been jailed for planning terror attacks in the Jewish area of Prestwich. Shasta Khan has been jailed for eight years for preparing acts of terrorism and two counts of possessing information likely to be useful to a terrorist.
Her husband Mohammed Sajid Khan has been given an indeterminate sentence for public protection. He must serve at least seven and a half years before being considered eligible for parole. He pleaded guilty to preparing terrorist acts.
The Oldham couple have both been convicted of preparing terrorist acts, following their conversion to radical Islam. Police found home-made bomb-making materials in their house, together with al-Qaeda-inspired literature encouraging 'jihad [holy war] from home'.
The couple had also recorded postcodes of Orthodox Jewish areas in Bury, which police believe were probable targets.
A jury is considering its verdict in the trial of a woman from Oldham accused of terrorism offences. Shasta Khan, 38, is accused of engaging in preparations for terrorism and holding material useful for terrorism.
She denies the charges, including being involved in her husband's plans to attack the Jewish community in Bury. Her husband Mohammed Sajid Khan, 33, pleaded guilty to the charges at an earlier hearing.