Four men found guilty of planning to attack London’s transport network two years ago have been jailed for life. Muktah Said Ibrahim, Yassin Hassan Omar, Ramzi Mohammed and Hussein Osman were convicted on Monday of conspiracy to murder. Each will serve a minimum of 40 years.
The group tried to set off bombs on three London underground trains and a bus in a copy of the suicide attacks in London on July 7, 2005, that killed 52 people. But their home-made explosives failed to detonate properly. Sentencing, the trial judge said he had no doubt “they were part of an al Qaeda inspired and controlled sequence of attacks.” Prosecutors will also seek a second trial against two other suspects after a jury failed to reach a verdict over the same charge.