Life imprisonment for Luton man
Mohiussunnath Chowdhury has been sentenced to life imprisonment after being found guilty of planning a terrorist attack in London.
The 29-year-old, who told undercover officers of his plans to launch a terrorist attack, must serve a minimum of 25 years in jail for preparation of acts of terrorism.
Chowdhury also received sentences of three years’ and seven years’ imprisonment respectively, to run concurrently, for dissemination of a terrorist publication – in relation to a violent terrorist propaganda video he sent the undercover officers – and possession of information useful to terrorism, for having a guide to carrying out terror attacks on his phone.
Commander Richard Smith, head of the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command, said: “Mohiussunnath Chowdhury posed a very real threat to the lives of innocent people. The investigation team arrested him after gathering enough hard evidence to prove what he was planning to a jury, but before he could cause actual harm. Thanks to Counter Terrorism Police and our partner agencies, Chowdhury is now in prison, rather than seeing his terrorist attack plan through.
“As the lockdown restrictions ease and more public spaces reopen, we need everyone to play their part in keeping London safe, so I urge anyone who sees something suspicious to report it to the police.”