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British woman pleads guilty to St. Paul’s Cathedral bomb plot

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<p>A British woman who supported the Islamic State group pleaded guilty Friday to plotting to bomb St. Paul's Cathedral and a hotel in London.</p>

A British woman who supported the Islamic State group pleaded guilty Friday to plotting to bomb St. Paul's Cathedral and a hotel in London.

Safiyya Amira Shaikh, 36, from Middlesex in southeast England, admitted to the preparation of terrorist acts and dissemination of terrorist publications.

She admitted the offences at Central London Criminal Court.

Undated photo issued Friday Feb. 21, 2020, by London's Metropolitan Police, showing Safiyya Amira Shaikh. British woman who supported the Islamic State group, Safiyya Amira Shaikh has pleaded guilty to plotting to bomb St. Paul's Cathedral in London, admitting Friday to the preparation of terrorist acts and dissemination of terrorist publications.

A prosecution case summary said Shaikh made contact with someone who could prepare explosives and went on a reconnaissance trip to scope out the cathedral.

Shaikh expressed a desire to target a church or somewhere "historical" on a day like Christmas or Easter to "kill more", the summary said.

She confided her plans to two others, both of whom were undercover police officers.

File photo dated 13/8/2017 of St Paul's Cathedral in London. Safiyya Amira Shaikh, 36, a supporter of the Islamic State terror group, has pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey to plotting to bomb St Paul's Cathedral and a hotel.. Issue date: Friday February 21, 2020.

She also shared terrorist documents through groups using the Telegram messaging app between August 2019 and October 2019 and prepared a pledge of allegiance to Islamic State, London's Metropolitan Police said in a statement.

Shaikh was born Michelle Ramsden to a non-Muslim family and converted to Islam in 2007.

She is to be sentenced in May.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/world/bomb-plot-london-guilty-british-woman/1f740fda-dc8f-40be-8893-de9fb79299fa

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