Teenager found guilty of Parsons Green train bombing

Teenager found guilty of Parsons Green train bombing

An Iraqi teenager, who had come to Britain as an asylum seeker, was found guilty of attempted murder

This is after he detonated a homemade bomb on a packed rush-hour London commuter train, injuring 30 people, prosecutors and police said.

Ahmed Hassan, 18, was found guilty of trying to murder the passengers on board an underground train heading to central London on Sept. 15 last year, prosecutors said.

The bomb went off at Parsons Green station and flames engulfed the carriage, but it did not fully explode, limiting the scale of injuries in what authorities said was Britain’s fifth major attack of 2017.

Hassan, who the court heard had spoken of his duty to hate Britain because of the deaths of his parents in Iraq, had been placed under Britain’s counter-radicalisation programme at the time.

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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