Jailed Al-Qaeda chief who ‘had links to 7/7 London bombers’ gets £800,000 in legal aid to appeal his conviction

A convicted Al-Qaeda terrorist has received nearly £800,000 in legal aid fees to appeal his conviction.

Rangzieb Ahmed, 43, was jailed for life at Manchester Crown Court in 2008 for directing terrorism.

The jury heard that he headed a three-man Al Qaeda cell which was preparing to commit mass murder.