UK: Cab driver guilty of Iraq bomb murder of US Soldier in Iraq

A cab driver has been found guilty of the murder of a US soldier in Iraq, in a roadside bombing, eight years ago.

Anis Sardar, 38, from Wembley in north-west London, built bombs as part of a conspiracy to kill Americans fighting in the country.

One caused the death of 34-year-old Sergeant First Class Randy Johnson, of 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment.

His conviction in a UK court for his role in the insurgency in Iraq is a “landmark prosecution”, the CPS says.

Sue Hemming, from the Crown Prosecution Service, said it showed international borders were “no barrier” to terrorists in the UK being prosecuted for murder committed anywhere in the world.