A British law student, who was cleared of plotting an attack in the UK’s first secret terror trial, has been jailed for 42 months for possessing a bomb-making manual.
Erol Incedal, 27, from London, was acquitted of planning a terror attack at the Old Bailey last week.
His friend, Rarmoul-Bouhadjar, who admitted having a manual identical to Incedal’s, was given three years.
Most of the trial was behind closed doors and details cannot be reported.
While sentencing, the judge said the bomb-making guide included information for viable explosive devices, although it lacked detail.
Mr Justice Nicol said: “The potential for such bombs to cause death, injury and destruction are obvious.”
“The fear, panic and terror which explosions also bring are often a deliberate part of the terrorist’s ambition.”
He said both men had been to the Syrian-Turkish border and mixed with jihadists. While at a safe house there they had learned about weaponry and explosives.
Incedal has been in custody since he was stopped by police by Tower Bridge, London, in October 2013. Rarmoul-Bouhadjar has also done about 18 months on remand, according to BBC home affairs correspondent Dominic Casciani.
source: BBC NEWS