British man described as ‘Abu Hamza’s personal assistant’ is sentenced to 20 years in prison after he tried to set up a terrorist training camp in America

A British man described as Abu Hamza’s personal assistant was last night jailed for 20 years at a court in New York.

Haroon Aswat, 41, sat impassively as a judge gave him the maximum sentence possible for helping to try and set up a terrorist training camp in America under orders from the radical cleric.

The court heard that in the 1990s he was close to Hamza for three years and did his shopping and drove him around at the Finsbury Park Mosque in North London.

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