The schoolboy jihadi and his secret list of British targets: Schoolboy, 14, taught himself how to detonate devices and explosives for potential attacks
Fanatic Sevdet Besim (pictured) was told by the schoolboy to get ready for his ‘first taste of beheading’
- The 14-year-old schoolboy plotted over the internet to behead a policeman
- He had also drawn up a list of potential targets in the UK, it can be revealed
- Yesterday he became Britain’s youngest convicted Islamic terrorist
- It has emerged he taught himself how to detonate devices and explosives
A boy of 14 who plotted over the internet to behead a policeman in Australia had drawn up a list of potential terror targets in the UK, it can be revealed today.
The baby-faced loner yesterday became Britain’s youngest convicted Islamic terrorist when he admitted inciting an Australian youth to behead, run over or shoot a police officer during the Anzac Day parade in Melbourne.
He told fanatic Sevdet Besim, 18, to get ready for his ‘first taste of beheading’, adding: ‘You are a lone wolf, a wolf that begs Allah for forgiveness a wolf that doesn’t fear blame of the blamers.’
Defendant: The 15-year-old boy (centre; sketched in an earlier court appearance) encouraged a teenager to murder an officer, with the two sharing thousands of enthusiastic messages online that also praised ISIS
Details of the Lee Rigby-style plot have shocked counter-terrorism officials hunting so called lone-wolf terrorists inspired by Islamic State.
It can also be revealed the schoolboy was researching potential targets in Britain and teaching himself how to detonate devices and explosives. On his hit list were a police station, a town hall and BAE Systems, the global defence and aerospace firm.
By the time he was arrested in March this year, the bespectacled youngster – who was obsessed with IS – had been known to the security services since he was 13.