Parsons Green bomber Ahmed Hassan found GUILTY of trying to blow-up crowded Tube train with device packed with nails

Posted by The King Slayer 2018 years ago in News
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A "devious" Iraqi asylum seeker has been found guilty of trying to murder dozens of commuters on a crowded tube train using a device packed with nails and rusty metal.

Ahmed Hassan didn't react as he was convicted of attempted murder today "on overwhelming evidence" after the Parsons Green Tube bombing.

The David Attenborough wannabe denied intending to cause harm, telling jurors he made the device as a cry for attention, having developed a fugitive fantasy fuelled by action films.

But Mr Justice Haddon-Cave told the 18-year-old: "Ahmed Hassan, you have been found guilty by this jury at the Old Bailey of attempted murder on overwhelming evidence.

"I am now going to discuss with counsel the arrangements and timings for sentencing you."

He was remanded in custody to be sentenced on a date to be fixed next week.

The homemade bucket bomb, which sent a terrifying fireball rushing through the carriage, was packed with 2.2kg of screwdrivers, knives, nuts and bolts and could have been "lethal" if it had detonated.

The Old Bailey heard Hassan wanted to cause "maximum" carnage to avenge the death of his father, who was blown up in Iraq more than 10 years before.

Hassan denied it, saying he only wanted to make a fire to fulfil a "fugitive fantasy" to be chased by Interpol which was inspired by action films.

Sue Hemming from the CPS said: "It was only a matter of luck that the device did not work as he intended or it could easily have led to the loss of innocent lives."

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