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Neville Jones on airline plot verdict


Three men have been convicted of plotting to blow up planes above the Atlantic with home-made liquid bombs.

A jury convicted Abdulla Ahmed Ali, 28, Tanvir Hussain, 28, and Assad Sarwar, 29, of conspiring to activate bombs disguised as drinks at Woolwich Crown Court.

The plot's ringleader Ali, along with Hussain and Sarwar, were previously found guilty of conspiracy to murder involving liquid bombs - but that jury could not decide whether the three men's plans extended to detonating the devices on planes.

Baroness Neville Jones, former chairwoman of the Joint Intelligence Committee, told the BBC: "This is the greatest deterrent to those who are so minded to pursue terrorist activities".


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