British Al Qaeda terrorist who served 15 years in prison for plotting to bomb an airport admits falsely claiming £5,000 in benefits

A convicted Al Qaeda terrorist who served a 15 year jail sentence for planning to bomb an airport and military bases has admitted falsely claiming thousands of pounds in benefits.

Andrew Rowe, 47, conned the taxpayer out of more than £5,000 after he lied to the Department for Work and Pensions about his employment status.

Rowe was the first Briton to be jailed following the 7/7 bombings, when he was sentenced for terror offences at the Old Bailey in September 2005.