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CPS: 'Dangerous individuals brought to justice'


Three men have been found guilty of plotting to kill thousands of people by blowing up planes from London to North America with home-made liquid bombs.

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

In a statement, Susan Hemming from the Crown Prosecution Service said that it was a ''calculated and sophisticated plot to create a terrorist event of global proportions.''

The CPS said it now had seven days to decide whether to seek a retrial of four other men found not guilty of involvement in the airline plot.


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