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Extremists jailed for terrorism

White Muslim convert Richard Dart has been jailed for six years for plotting a terror attack in former military repatriation town Wootton Bassett. His accomplices were jailed for four years and six months and nine years and nine months.

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Determination and intent of extremists 'was very clear'

When Richard Dart, Jahangir Alom and Imran Mahmood were making plans for two of them, Dart and Alom, to fly to Pakistan, they did not expect those travels to lead them to the dock at the Old Bailey and jail. But this case serves as another reminder that those who take steps to travel abroad for the purposes of preparing for terrorism can and will be prosecuted here in the UK.

Although the men did not identify any specific targets for an attack, their determination and intent were very clear. The training that Dart and Alom sought, and which Mahmood attempted to assist with, would have taught Dart and Alom the skills and techniques necessary to commit acts of terrorism both aboard and in the United Kingdom. Mahmood had already undertaken training and was already asking Dart for help in locating a book that would allow him to make home-made explosives.

– Mark Topping, Crown Prosecution Service

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