Bri­tish teen ad­mits terror charge

Cape Breton Post - - WORLD -

LON­DON — A 15-year-old Bri­tish boy pleaded guilty Thurs­day to in­cit­ing ter­ror­ism by en­cour­ag­ing another teenager to kill po­lice of­fi­cers dur­ing a war me­mo­rial cer­e­mony in Aus­tralia. The boy, who can’t be named be­cause of his age, was ar­rested in north­west Eng­land in April. He was de­tained af­ter Aus­tralian po­lice ar­rested five teenagers on sus­pi­cion of plot­ting an Is­lamic State group-inspired at­tack. Pros­e­cu­tor Paul Gre­aney said the Bri­tish youth sent thou­sands of in­stant mes­sages to 18-year-old Aus­tralian sus­pect Sevdet Besim in March, en­cour­ag­ing him “to com­mit an act of ter­ror­ism abroad, namely the mur­der of po­lice of­fi­cers dur­ing an at­tack upon a pa­rade to com­mem­o­rate AN­ZAC Day in Mel­bourne.” One mes­sage said “sug­gest you break into some­one’s house and get your first taste of be­head­ing.” AN­ZAC Day is the an­nual April 25 com­mem­o­ra­tion of the 1915 Gal­lipoli land­ings _ the first ma­jor mil­i­tary ac­tion fought by the Aus­tralian and New Zealand Army Corps dur­ing the First World World War.

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