A 27-year old law and accountancy student at London South Bank University who had been to the Syrian-Turkish border and mixed with jihadists was sentenced by a judge at the Old Bailey.
Sentencing Erol Incedol, Mr Justice Nicol said: ‘The potential for such bombs to cause death, injury and destruction are obvious. The fear, panic and terror which explosions also bring are often a deliberate part of the terrorist’s ambition.’ Much of the trial has been subject to reporting restrictions.
The judge disclosed that Mr Incedol had learnt about weapons and explosives in a safe house at the Syrian-Turkish border. Mr Incedol was cleared by a jury last month of plotting to make a terrorist attack. The jury took 27 hours to make its decision of whether the Turkish-born student was guilty or not of planning an attack or an assassination.