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IS convert jailed for planning London terror act

  • Published at 11:11 pm March 6th, 2019
Lewis Ludlow
Lewis Ludlow Collected

Lewis Ludlow, 27, swore allegiance to Islamic State as he prepared to drive a van through London’s shopping district or Madame Tussauds

A Muslim convert nicknamed “the Eagle” has been jailed for at least 15 years for planning a “spectacular” terror attack on Oxford Street in London reports The Guardian.

Lewis Ludlow, 27, swore allegiance to Islamic State as he prepared to drive a van through London’s shopping district or Madame Tussauds.

The former Royal Mail worker, who called himself “the Eagle” and “the Ghost”, researched potential targets around the capital.

He bought a phone under a false name and wrote down his attack plans, which were later found ripped up in a bin. He identified Oxford Street as an ideal spot, writing: “It is expected nearly 100 could be killed in the attack.”

Last year, he pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey to plotting an attack in the UK and funding Isis abroad.

Judge Nicholas Hilliard QC jailed Ludlow for life with a minimum term of 15 years for the attack plan, with seven years to run concurrently for funding.