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Student dentist radicalised by suicide bomber brother

Awan, who
was jailed for
preparing for
a terrorist
attack, was
influenced by
his brother

A DENTISTRY student, jailed for ten years for planning a terror attack, was said to have been radicalised by his elder brother — a Daesh suicide bomber.

Judge Paul Watson QC said Mohammed Awan, 24, had developed ‘romanticised notions of Jihadi struggle involving violence and destruction’ after his elder brother — Rizwan Awan — joined Daesh and blew himself up.

Judge Watson said: ‘You had retained documents from your brother which celebrated brutal and depraved acts of terror such as beheadings, burning of people alive and the Charlie Hebdo murders in Paris in 2015.’

He added: ‘Your preparations were advanced beyond infancy.’

Shrapnel: Ballbearings Awan bought

Awan, from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, was found guilty at Sheffield crown court of preparing for terrorist acts and possessing material likely to be useful to a terrorist. A jury heard he ordered 500 ball bearings suitable for bomb shrapnel, according to one of many extremist videos he downloaded.

‘Kill PM plotters’ to face trial in June

A TERRORIST suspect accused of plotting to kill prime minister Theresa May is to go on trial.

Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman was arrested last month over allegations he was planning a bomb and knife attack on Downing Street, a court heard.

The 20-year-old, of north London, and Mohammad Aqib Imran, 21, of Birmingham, are charged with preparing acts of terrorism. They will go on trial at the Old Bailey in June.

Meanwhile, Husnain Rashid, 31, who is accused of posting details about Prince George online to help others plot terror attacks will go on trial in April.