UK: Muslim Convert Planned To Kill 100 People Near Disney Store On Oxford Street

From ITV:
A Muslim convert nicknamed “The Eagle” is facing years in jail for a plot to kill 100 people in a terror attack near the Disney Store on Oxford Street.

Lewis Ludlow, 27, swore allegiance to Islamic State as he prepared to drive a van through London’s shopping district or Madame Tussauds.

He bought a phone under a false name and wrote down his attack plans, which were later found ripped up in a bin.

The defendant, who called himself “The Eagle” and “The Ghost”, also researched potential targets around the capital. 
He identified Oxford Street as an “ideal” target, writing: “It is expected nearly 100 could be killed in the attack.”

Ludlow, from Rochester, in Kent, formulated his plan after being stopped by police at Heathrow Airport in February as he attempted to board a flight to the Philippines.

It was alleged he also set up a Facebook account called Antique Collections as a front to send money to south-east Asia for terrorism.

He pleaded guilty to plotting an attack in the UK and funding IS abroad and will be sentenced on Friday by Old Bailey Judge Nicholas Hilliard QC.  [...]

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