A BRITISH teenager, believed to be the country’s youngest convicted terrorist, will spend at least five years behind bars for plotting an attack in Australia on ANZAC Day.
The schoolboy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, admitted to inciting an Australian man to behead police officers in Melbourne earlier this year, when he was just 14-years-old.
Justice John Saunders sentenced the boy to life, in the Manchester Crown Court overnight, to serve a minimum of five years.
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The teenager hugged his crying mother and other relatives before he was led from the court to begin his jail term.
Justice Saunders described the boy as a “radical extremist”.
He had exchanged thousands of phone text messages with a Melbourne man, who allegedly claims he thought he was communicating with an adult.
The Melbourne man is before Australian courts.