‘British jihadis dubbed themselves ‘The Three Musketeers’ on trial

British extremists who called themselves the ‘Three Musketeers’ had a pipe bomb and machete with the Arabic word for ‘infidel’ on the blade, a court heard today.

Naweed Ali, 29, and Khobaib Hussain, 25, both of Birmingham, and Mohibur Rahman, 32, and Tahir Aziz, 38, of Stoke-on-Trent, were allegedly secretly plotting an attack.

Three of the defendants shared ‘significant’ encrypted messages using a Telegram messaging group called the Three Musketeers, London’s Old Bailey was told.