london - A British teenager has been found guilty of planning an attack. He wanted to drive a car into a crowd in Cardiff. Also included a concert by singer Justin Bieber and a shopping center on a list with possible goals.
The seventeen-year-old boy wrote a 'martyr's letter' in which he described himself as a 'soldier of Islamic State. 'The police found the text in a backpack in the teenager's bedroom. There was also a big knife and a hammer in that bag.
The Public Prosecution Service stated that the boy shared online extremist material. He used the term 'Truck Attack' as a password on Instagram. He would also have picked up instructions from the internet about committing an attack. According to the PPS it was clear that he wanted to make as many victims as possible.
The teenager denied that he wanted to commit an attack. He admitted that he had written the letter. The boy hears his sentence in January. A Danish judge sentenced a seventeen-year-old girl to eight years in prison on Monday for planning terrorist attacks.