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British man convicted of Remembrance Day terror plot

A British man has been convicted of plotting a Lee Rigby-style London knife attack inspired by so-called Islamic State, it can now be reported.

Nadir Syed, 22, from Southall, London, was found guilty at Woolwich Crown Court of the terror plot, intended to coincide with last year's Remembrance Sunday.

Nadir Ali Syed, 22, planned a terror attack on Remembrance Day.

The court heard that Syed planned to launch his attack after being inspired by Rigby's killers and an IS fatwa, issued by spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, which also urged extremists to target France.

The pass code of his mobile phone was "77911", in reference to the 7 July 2005 London terror attacks and the 11 September 2001 attack on New York's World Trade Centre.

He showed no emotion as he was convicted on 9 December, after 50 hours and 56 minutes of jury deliberations.

The jury was unable to reach verdicts in the cases of his cousin Yousaf Syed, 20, from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire and Haseeb Hamayoon, 28, from Hayes, West London.

Both denied planning acts of terrorism. A retrial has been ordered.