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Home Secretary 'pleased' at verdicts

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The Home Secretary Alan Johnson has welcomed the convictions of three men found guilty of plotting to blow up planes above the Atlantic with home-made liquid bombs.

He said he was "pleased" with the convictions, which "reaffirm the fact that we face a real and serious threat from terrorism"..

He described it as a ''particularly horrendous plot which would have led to murder and mayhem on an unimaginable scale.''

Mr Johnson said Operation Overt - mounted by MI5 and the police in 2006 - was the most significant they have ever undertaken.

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