Kilburn worker supplied weapons to terrorists who planned London IS attack
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A worker in Kilburn has been convicted of storing and supplying weapons to two terrorist who planned to execute police officers and soldiers in an Islamic State attack.
The Old Bailey heard Nathan Cuffy, 26, who was employed at Money Shop in Kilburn High Road, sold a gun, silencer and ammunition to Tarik Hassane, 22, and 21-year-old Suhaib Majeed.
The self-radicalised Britons, who are linked to IS executioner Mohammed Emwazi, plotted to carry out the attack directed by leaders in Syria.
Cuffy, a former pupil of Cardinal Hinsley School in Harlesden which is now called Newman Catholic College School, converted to Islam in 2011 or 2012.
He admitted firearm charges.
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Nyall Hamlett, 25, from Paddington, also admitted supplying weapons to the pair.
Both were acquitted of knowing about the terror plot.
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Hamlett, Hassane from North Kensington, and Majeed from St John’s Wood, all went to the Al-Manaar Mosque in Westbourne Park, which was frequented by Emwazi.
Emwazi’s kidnap gang was behind the videoed beheadings of victims including the British aid workers Alan Henning and David Haines, and US journalists Steven Sotloff and James Foley.
Hamlett worked in the mosque’s restaurant from 2012, as Emwazi was preparing to leave the country.
Hassane and Majeed were inspired by an IS fatwa to commit an atrocity similar in scale to the Paris attacks.
Hassane, nicknamed ‘The Surgeon’, would have carried out ‘hostile reconnaissance’ on targets, including a police station and an army barracks, while physics student Majeed received instructions using ‘spy-proof’ computer software.
All four were arrested in September 2014 by counter-terrorist officers who had Majeed under surveillance
Majeed admitted possessing a gun and ammunition and was found guilty of conspiracy to murder and preparation of terrorist acts.
Last month Hassane admitted conspiracy to murder and preparation of terrorist acts last month.
All four will be sentenced next month.