Teen who built bomb while parents holidayed in Blackpool is GUILTY of attempted murder

A teenager accused of building a homemade bomb while his parents were on holiday in Blackpool has been found guilty of attempted murder.

Friday, 16th March 2018, 2:24 pm
Updated Friday, 16th March 2018, 3:25 pm
Handout file CCTV image dated 15/9/2017 issued by the Metropolitan Police of Parsons Green Tube bomber Ahmed Hassan at Wimbledon Station before the bomb was detonated. Hassan has been convicted at the Old Bailey of attempted murder. Picture: Metropolitan Police/PA Wire

Iraqi asylum seeker Ahmed Hassan, 18, plotted to cause carnage in central London while pretending to engage with the anti-terrorism Prevent scheme.

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The media and photography student at Brooklands College in Weybridge left his bomb on a train to Wimbledon, where it partially exploded on the floor of the carriage at Parsons Green.

Some 93 commuters ducked for cover and scrambled to escape when a fireball rolled down the carriage.

Hassan was remanded to be sentenced next week.