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Escaped terror suspect 'involved in attack planning'

by Simon Harris: Political Correspondent

A Commons committee has heard that Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed, who escaped from a mosque in West London, was involved in fighting, attack planning and recruiting for Al Shabab in Somalia.

The Home Affairs Committee is hearing evidence from David Anderson, the independent reviewer of terror laws. Anderson says Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures are not a foolproof way of keeping the population safe, adding:

"I'm troubled by the fact that there are cases which can't be prosecuted at all."

Fugitive terror suspect Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed Credit: Met Police

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Man jailed for string of burglaries on the elderly

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John Connors, 41, was sentenced for eleven offences Credit: Met Police

A man has been jailed for a string of burglaries targeting elderly and disabled victims, some as old as 92.

John Connors was sentenced to eight years in prison at Isleworth Crown Court. He was found guilty of eleven offences in total across the East Acton and Hammersmith areas.

Mr Connors would trick his way into his victims' homes pretending to be from the 'water board', then distract them while he stole valuables and cash. Many of his victims were pensioners aged over 75 suffering from physical disabilities, including blindness.

Detective Constable Andy Griffin said Connors was a "career criminal" who "preyed" on vulnerable victims.

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Terrorist's wife "did not have jihadist tendancies"

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Wife of convicted terrorist Richard Dart. Given a 12 month suspended sentence and 2 year supervision order @itvlondon

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Judge said he excepted Ayan Hadi did not have any jihadist tendancies herself and gives her credit for pleading guilty @itvlondon

Terrorist's wife "does not condone" his actions

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Lawyer for wife of convicted terrorist Richard Dart tells court she does not condone or support anything her husband stood for @itvlondon

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Court hears wife od convicted terrorist Richard Dart met him through internet site and married him a month later. @itvlondon

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Wife of convicted terrorist Richard Dart gAve birth to a baby girl weeks before her husband was jailed. Girl is now 9 months @itvlondon

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