IS supporter pleads guilty to St. Paul’s Cathedral bomb plot

News
February 07 2021 03:30 pm
This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

LONDON (AP) — ABritish woman who supported the Islamic State group pleaded guilty Friday to plotting to bomb St. Paul’s Cathedralin London.

Safiyya Amira Shaikh, 36, from Middlesex in southeast England, admittedto the preparation of terrorist acts and dissemination of terrorist publications. She spoke at a hearing at Central London Criminal Court.

Prosecutors said Shaikh made contact with someone who could prepare explosives and went on a reconnaissance trip to scope out the historic site.

She also shared terrorist documentsthroughgroups using the Telegram messaging app between August 2019 and October 2019.

She is to be sentenced May 12.

Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

CBS47 On Your Side

Do you have a problem that you need help solving? Contact CBS47 and let us be On Your Side.

Phone: 559-761-0383
Email: OnYourSide@cbsfresno.com