Man guilty of plotting terrorist attack in Britain

The court was told Syed wrote a message which said: "Wearing a poppy supports murdering terrorist."

Man guilty of plotting terrorist attack in Britain

A man has been found guilty of plotting an attack on Remembrance Sunday Image: PA Images

A man has been found guilty of plotting a terror attack in Britain to coincide with last year's Remembrance Day.

Nadir Syed, 22, planned to carry out an execution in a bid to copy soldier Lee Rigby's brutal killing, Woolwich Crown Court heard.

Jurors were told Syed was obsessed with the murder of Fusilier Rigby, who was hacked him to death by two Islamist extremists near Woolwich barracks in south London in 2013.

Syed was "unnaturally interested in murders and beheadings", his six-week trial heard.

He was obsessed with Islamic State propaganda, the court was told.

Syed made plans for an atrocity timed to take place around Poppy Day - 8 November - last year.

The court was told Syed wrote a message which said: "Wearing a poppy supports murdering terrorist."

He had tried to leave for Syria on 21 January last year but was stopped at the airport because he was on bail. 

The jury was unable to reach verdicts on Haseeb Hamayoon, 28, and Yousaf Syed, 20, and a retrial has been ordered.