London student who had throat cutting video on his phone guilty of plotting terror attacks

A London university student faces prison after being convicted at the Old Bailey today of plotting terrorist attacks in Syria during his studies.

David Souaan, 20, was arrested at Heathrow on his way to Syria with an iphone video of a throat-cutting murder.

The jury was told the video is “so graphic and so shocking” it cannot be played in open court.

It showed a young man on his knees with his head held back having his throat cut, the court heard.

The victim is then thrust down into the mud and his last breaths can be heard on the video.

Souaan, 20, a global politics and international relations student at Birkbeck College, was found guilty of preparing for acts of terrorism in Syria.