Teenage Support of IS Found Guilty Of Preparing Terror Attack

A teenage student with an interest in Islamic State (IS) has been found guilty of plotting a terror attack.

Haider Ahmed, 19, was convicted at Kingston Crown Court of preparing to undertake an attack, Thames Valley Police said.

He was aged 16 and 17 and living with his parents at the family home in Redhill, Surrey, at the time.

Police said he was found guilty on Friday after a jury heard how he had acquired a hunting knife which he planned to use for terrorist purposes.

Detective Chief Superintendent Kath Barnes, head of Counter Terrorism Policing South East, said: “Haider Ahmed is a dangerous young man who was radicalised online and as a result supported the warped ideology of Daesh.

“It was clear he intended to harm innocent members of the pubic, and I am grateful to officers and police staff who have ensured he was unable to carry out such an attack.”

Police said Ahmed will be sentenced on April 15.

Imdadul Karim, 24, of Streatham, south London, was found not guilty of one count of arranging funds or property for the purposes of terrorism