Manchester schoolgirl, 16, admits terror offences

A 16-year-old schoolgirl from Manchester arrested with her teenage jihadi boyfriend who plotted to attack police officers at an Anzac Day parade in Australia has pleaded guilty to terror offences.

The teenage girl, who cannot be named due to her age, was arrested in April after using her school computers to look up Islamic State killer Jihadi John and sketching out bomb-making recipes.

She was detained by anti-terror police alongside Britain’s youngest convicted Islamic terrorist, a 14-year-old boy from Blackburn, Lancashire, who is also her boyfriend.

He has already admitted encouraging an ISIS-inspired terror attack on officers at the annual Anzac parade, pleading guilty at the Old Bailey last month to inciting terrorism abroad.