Terror teen sentenced for ‘callously’ grooming pal to commit Lee Rigby-style attack

Kazi Islam, of Meanley Road, Manor Park, groomed 19-year-old Harry Thomas, who has Asperger’s syndrome and ADHD, into making a pipe bomb in a bid to carry out an attack on two soldiers – inspired by the murder of Fusilier Rigby two years ago.

Last month, Islam, also 19, who worked for a board game company and met Mr Thomas at Barking and Dagenham College, was found guilty of preparing to commit acts of terrorism contrary to Section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006.

He was sentenced today at the Old Bailey to eight years behind bars at a Youth Offenders Institute.