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Extremist who tried to flee Britain to be sentenced today

An extremist who tried to flee Britain after being found with terrorist material will be sentenced at the Old Bailey today.

Afsor Ali, 27, from Bethnal Green, was arrested when he tried to board the Eurostar to Paris from St Pancreas.

He was found guilty last week of possessing electronic files on how to participate in Jihad, and of having copies of an online magazine issued by al-Qaeda.

Extremist who tried to flee on Eurostar to be sentenced

Ali will be sentenced at the Old Bailey today. Credit: PA

An extremist who tried to flee Britain on the Eurostar will be sentenced today.

Afsor Ali, 27, tried to board the train to Paris using someone else's passport while on bail.

The London Underground security worker, from Bethnal Green in east London, was found guilty of three out of four counts of possessing terrorist material last week.

The al Qaeda magazine 'Inspire' and terrorism manual “39 Ways to Serve and Participate in Jihad” were found on his computer and MP3 player.

During the trial it was revealed that Ali had also promoted extremism in YouTube videos, including warning the viewer not to attend the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge because of a planned terror attack.

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