Man guilty of Manchester bomb plot

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Published: Wednesday 4th March 2015 by The News Editor

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A man accused of plotting to bomb a shopping centre in Manchester and the subway in New York City has been found guilty by a US jury.

Abid Naseer, 28, who acted as his own lawyer during the trial in New York and had pleaded not guilty to the charges, faces a possible life sentence.

Prosecutors said the British plot was part of a broader al Qaida conspiracy calling on other cells to attack civilians in New York and Denmark.

During the trial, four MI5 agents – who were disguised using make-up – described weeks of surveillance they conducted on Naseer in 2009, including movements to and from an Islamic centre and a cyber cafe.

Pakistani-born Naseer, who said he travelled to England to take computer science classes, was extradited from the UK to the United States in 2013.

Published: Wednesday 4th March 2015 by The News Editor

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