15/03/2013

British Men Plead Guilty To Terrorism Charges

Three British men, arrested just before the Olympic Games in July 2012, have pleaded guilty to planning to carry out a terrorist attack overseas.

The men, Richard Dart, Jahangir Alom and Imran Mahmood, pleaded guilty at a hearing at the Old Bailey ahead of their expected trial.

The three men were charged last year with engaging in preparation for acts of terrorism by travelling to Pakistan for training between July 2010 and July 2012 and by "advising and counselling" acts of terrorism by providing information about how to go to the country for the same purpose.

It is understood that one of the men used to be a police community support officer and another was a recent convert to Islam.

The men will be sentenced at a later date.

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