A British citizen found guilty of attempting to arrange the assassination of Prime Minister Theresa may, reports Reuters.
Naa'imur Zakariyah Rahman, 20, from London has been on trial at the Old Baily where he gave details of his violent plan to assassinate the prime minister in a ISIS-inspired attack.
In November past year, he was arrested after he told undercover officers that he was planning to launch an assault at Downing Street and was provided with explosives and a suicide vest.
According to police, he planned to detonate an improvised explosive device at the gates of Downing Street, gain access to May's office in the ensuing chaos, and kill her. He has not been sentenced yet.
Rahman came to the attention of police in August past year when he was arrested on suspicion of sending indecent images to underage girls, but never charged.
Rahman earlier admitted a second charge of acting as a sponsor for another man who wanted to join Islamic State group fighters in Libya.
Officers became concerned about potentially extremist views after examining his mobile phone.
The court heard that Rahman had come to the attention of British police in August a year ago when he was arrested on suspicion of sending indecent images to underage girls, but was never charged. His resolve to do something hardened over time and he was tipped over into doing so when he heard his uncle had been killed in a drone strike, the jury heard. On 14 September a year ago, he said: "Can you put me in a sleeper cell ASAP?"
"Before his arrest prevented it, he was, he believed, just days away from his objective, which was no less than a suicide attack, by blade and explosion, on Downing Street and, if he could, upon the Prime Minister Theresa May herself", said prosecutor Mark Heywood.
He told an Federal Bureau of Investigation agent posing as a terrorist online: 'I want to do a suicide bomb on Parliament. "Nothing less than the death of the leaders of parliament".
A "full frontal assault" with a knife and bomb was to take place on November 28, last year, the Old Bailey heard.