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Self-styled teacher Umar Haque guilty of trying to recruit kids for terrorism

Umar Haque was found guilty. Credit: PA

Self-styled teacher Umar Haque has been found guilty at the Old Bailey of trying to recruit an "army of children" for a series of Islamic State-inspired attacks across London.

Abuthaher Mamun and Muhammad Abid were convicted of their roles in helping Haque.

After he was found guilty Haque shouted: "I want to say something".

He was dragged out of the dock by officers as he continued to rant.

The judge, Mr Justice Haddon-Cave said he would sentence later.

Abuthaher Mamun and Muhammad Abid were convicted of their roles in helping Haque.

After he was found guilty Haque shouted: "I want to say something".

He was dragged out of the dock by officers as he continued to rant.

The judge, Mr Justice Haddon-Cave said he would sentence later.

Haque, 25, pleaded guilty to four charges of collecting information useful for terrorism, and one count of disseminating a terrorist document.

He denied two charges of preparing for acts of terrorism, but was found guilty of both counts.

Jurors could not agree on a further count of disseminating a terrorist document, while he was acquitted of conspiring to possess firearms along with Nadeem Patel, 26, who was also found not guilty.

Patel previously pleaded guilty to possessing a handgun.

Mamun, 19, denied, but was found guilty of preparing for acts of terrorism by assisting Haque in planning an attack, and of trading options in order to finance it.

Abid, 27, denied, but was found guilty of failing to disclose information about acts of terrorism relating to Haque.