Friday, 23 March 2018

Parsons Green Tube bombing: Teenager Ahmed Hassan jailed for life

A teenager has been described as "dangerous and devious" by a judge as he was jailed for life for planting a bomb on a Tube train at Parsons Green.

Ahmed Hassan's device partially exploded during London's rush hour on 15 September, injuring 51 people.

The 18-year-old, from Surrey, who was found guilty of attempted murder, was ordered to serve a minimum of 34 years.

Before the attack the Iraqi asylum seeker had been referred to a government deradicalisation programme.

But the BBC has been told Hassan had not consented to take part in the Prevent scheme.
In victim impact statements read out in court, commuters said they believed they were going to die and described how they had been troubled by disturbing recollections and fears.

BBC       News.