MI6 foil terror plot against UK music festival by ISIS-obsessed 15-year-old boy

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SPOOKS have foiled terror plots hatched against a music festival, an Army barracks and a court in the past two years.

MI5 and police this week revealed they had disrupted 39 recent plots.


In 2022, a tip-off led to the arrest of a 15-year-old boy thought to be planning an attack at the Isle of Wight festivalCredit: Alamy

A Sun on Sunday audit of court hearings shows those targeted included a Pride march and MPs.

Many were planned by teens or young men.

In 2022, a tip-off led to the arrest of a 15-year-old boy thought to be planning an attack at the Isle of Wight festival attended by about 90,000 a year.

It is claimed the lad was inspired by IS and had researched weapons online.

A security source said: “The threat of a mainland terror attack of scale is still an active and live threat.

“Locations are carefully planned to cause maximum damage. Despite the rise of far-right extremism, it is Islamic-inspired terrorism taking up the most time.”

Matthew King, 19, targeted an army barracks and magistrates court.

He was jailed for life after MI5 acted on intelligence provided by the Prevent strategy.

King, from Wickford, Essex, wanted to join IS in Syria, expressed a desire online to kill a marine and had made videos of potential targets.

He had discussed his plans with a woman identified in court only as Miss A.

King got a discretionary life sentence with a minimum term of six years after admitting preparation of terrorist acts.

Met Commander Dominic Murphy said: “I genuinely believe this was an imminent terrorist attack.”

Islamist terrorism accounts for about two thirds of attacks since 2018.

It takes up about three quarters of resources and nearly two thirds of locked-up terrorists.

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Written by: Soft FM Radio Staff

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