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Toy car bomb plot men jailed

Four men have been sentenced to between five and 16 years in prison after admitting terror charges. Two of the men had discussed sending a remote-controlled toy car carrying a home-made bomb under the gates of a Territorial Army centre in Luton.

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Bomb plotters sentenced after admitting charges

Umar Arshad, 24, was jailed for six years and nine months and Syed Farhan Hussain, 22, for five years and three months for their roles in preparing for the terrorist attack at a Territorial Army centre.

Umar Arshad (left) and Syed Farhan Hussain. Credit: Metropolitan Police/PA Wire

The men, all from Luton, admitted one count of engaging in conduct in preparation for acts of terrorism between January 1 2011 and April 25 2012 at a hearing on March 1.

The men were arrested following a series of raids at their homes in April last year after an intelligence-led joint operation by the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command and the British Security Service (BSS).

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