Osama bin Laden’s London media fixer jailed for life in US

A Saudi terrorist who ran al-Qaeda’s “London office” and used Britain as a base for arranging Osama bin Laden’s interviews with Western media has been sentenced to life in a US prison.

Khalid al-Fawwaz, 52, was described as the al-Qaeda leader’s “bridge to the West” and used an office on Beethoven Street in west London to coordinate the terror group’s propaganda efforts.

He was arrested by the Metropolitan Police in 1998, shortly after al-Qaeda bombed two US embassies in east Africa, and spent 14 years fighting extradition from Britain to America.

Fawwaz was finally extradited in 2012 alongside Abu Hamza, the Finsbury Park hate preacher, and put on trial in New York.