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Islamists jailed over EDL plot

Six Islamist extremists who plotted an attack on an English Defence League rally have been jailed for terms ranging from 18 years and 9 months to 19 and a half years at the Old Bailey.

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EDL leaders attend Islamist plot sentencing

EDL leader Tommy Robinson with supporters outside the Old Bailey today. Credit: Press Association

Dozens of EDL supporters gathered outside the Old Bailey as 6 men who planned a bloody attack on an EDL rally were sentenced.

Jewel Uddin, 27, Omar Mohammed Khan, 31, Mohammed Hasseen, 24, Anzal Hussain, 25, Mohammed Saud, 23, and Zohaib Ahmed, 22, admitted planning the attack at a hearing on April 30

Leader Tommy Robinson and his deputy Kevin Carroll briefly went to the public gallery of Court 12 to watch the beginning of the two-day hearing.

The court heard how the plot to strike an EDL event in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, only failed by chance - the group arrived late and the rally had finished earlier than expected.

EDL supporters chanted "Anjem Choudary, off our streets" and "EDL" and waved English flags outside court. Two men aged 24 and 26 were arrested outside the court on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly, City of London police said.

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