One of the men arrested on suspicion of involvement in an Isil-linked terrorist plot is believed to be a medical student who was offered a place to study at one of the UK’s top universities.
Tarik Hassane, 21, who is reportedly dubbed “The Surgeon”, was offered a place to study medicine at King’s College London.
However, in an online discussion he wrote that he “missed out by a couple of grades” and was instead offered the chance to study biomedicine but it “didn’t fit in with his future plans”. He also said he believed that those who killed in Allah’s name would be rewarded.
Oh well, it’s good to have a fall back plan if things don’t go your way…