Islamic State fanatic who tried to make nail bomb in Birmingham bedroom jailed for LIFE

An Islamic State fanatic convicted of trying to make an improvised bomb using fairy lights for a potential attack on Midland trains has been jailed for life.

Zahid Hussain , 29, considered targeting railway lines after he was radicalised in his bedroom by viewing hundreds of IS images of the war in Syria.

The former doorman, aged 29, from Naseby Drive, Alum Rock , was sentenced at Winchester Crown Court today after being found guilty of Preparing for Acts of Terrorism at an earlier trial.

He will serve a minimum of 15 years but will remain on licence for a further 30 years.