Three men who dubbed themselves the Three Musketeers have been found guilty of plotting a terror attack on a police or military target in the UK.
Naweed Ali, 29, and Khobaib Hussain, 25, both of Sparkhill, Birmingham, and Mohibur Rahman, 33, of Stoke-on-Trent, were convicted at the Old Bailey.
They were arrested in August last year in an undercover police sting using a fake courier firm.
A fourth man, Tahir Aziz, 38, from Stoke-on-Trent, was also found guilty.
They had all denied preparing terrorist acts.
The court heard MI5 bugged Ali’s car and uncovered a pipe bomb and meat cleaver hidden in a shopping bag.
The men claimed the incriminating evidence was planted by an undercover officer, known as “Vincent”, who posed as the boss of a fake courier firm called Hero Couriers.