British couple who planned attack in London jailed for life
LONDON (92 News) – A couple who plotted a deadly terror attack on London to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the July 7 bombings have each been given life sentences.
Rehman was sentenced to life with a minimum of 27 years. He was also sentenced to 12 years to run concurrently for possessing an article for terrorist purposes, while his wife Sana Ahmed Khan was sentenced to life with a minimum of 25 years.
Prosecutors said Rehman was just days away from completing a device which would have caused multiple casualties in the capital – but his plot was foiled by anti-terror police.
Khan, 24, who helped to fund the terror plot, was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 25 years. Rehman stockpiled the chemicals needed to make a huge bomb at his family home in Reading and even filmed himself setting off a test explosion in his back garden.
Their plot was aimed to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the 7/7 bombings in which 52 people were killed.