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Update: Dewsbury EDL bombers fail with sentence appeal

Dewsbury EDL bombers challenge sentences

Dewsbury EDL bombers challenge sentences

 

Six men jailed for planning to bomb an English Defence League rally in Dewsbury have failed to get their jail terms reduced.

They appealed on the basis that they were treated more harshly than non-Muslim extremists.

But their arguments were rejected today (Tuesday) by the Court of Appeal.

The men from the West Midlands travelled to a rally in the town in June 2012 armed with an arsenal of weapons, including two shotguns, swords, knives, a nail bomb and a partially-assembled pipe bomb.

They were each handed lengthy jail terms at the Old Bailey in June last year after admitting preparing for an act of terror.

Jewel Uddin, Omar Mohammed Khan, and Zohaib Ahmed were ordered to serve 19 years and six months each with five years extended licence.

Mohammed Hasseen, Anzal Hussain, and Mohammed Saud were ordered to serve 18 years and nine months each with five years extended licence.

 

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