Judge tells 17-year-old extremist who spread word of US hate preacher he’ll go to jail unless his family stop him promoting jihad

A judge has threatened to jail a 17-year-old extremist unless his family prove they are doing all they can to stop him from promoting jihad.

The teenager, from Ilford, east London, has admitted creating flyers and CDs which were found in prayer rooms in two of London’s biggest hospitals.

He was tracked down when a carrier bag containing flyers titled Become martyrs for the sake of Allah’ was left on the Hammersmith and City line in April.

After an investigation to find the owner of the bag – a man aged in his 50s – further extremist material was found in the prayer room at University College Hospital.