UK Islamic Extremist Jailed For Life

A British Islamic extremist from Luton who idolised Jihadi John has been jailed for life for planning a terror attack on American military personnel in East Anglia last year.

25 year-old delivery driver Junead Khan, was a "committed supporter" of Islamic State and plotted to kill a soldier using a "Jihadi John" style knife.

He used his agency job with a pharmaceutical firm as cover to scout US Air Force operations in the UK for potential victims including RAF Lakenheath, RAF Feltwell and RAF Mildenhall.

Detectives discovered he had been exchanging online messages with an IS fighter in Syria, with one message describing an attack on military personnel which they compared with the brutal murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby in Woolwich in 2013.

Sentencing him today at London's Kingston Crown Court, Mr Justice Edis said:

"Junead Khan was not far from the commission of the murder to be committed by horrifying method in the street in order to create terror and terrorist propaganda in this country.

His offence was so serious that a life sentence must be imposed.''

Khan, who straight ahead as he was handed the sentence, will have to serve a minimum of 12 years.

Recently Played Tracks

To listen live, choose your preferred location:

Go

On TV: Christmas Hits: Guess The Year

9pm - 11pm

Watch heart TV

  • Spice Girls 2 Become 1

    Now

    iTunes

  • Chris Rea Driving Home For Christmas

    21:01

    iTunes

  • Band Aid 30 Do They Know It's Christmas?

    20:58

    iTunes

  • Michael Buble Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

    20:56

    iTunes

Heart VIP

Local

Autumn Weather

Find your local four day weather report here.

Listening To Radio Win With Heart

Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.

Follow Heart Cambridgeshire on Twitter