Each of the four 21/7 bombers found guilty of offences relating to terror for attempting to detonate four bombs on the London transport network have been sentenced to 40 years each.
Hussain Osman, Ramzi Mohammed, Yassin Omar and Muktar Ibrahim were sentenced today for conspiracy to murder after their suicide bomb attempts failed to detonate properly. In what was described as an attempt to emulate the previous bombings two weeks earlier which wreaked havoc on the London transport network, the 21/7 terrorists sought to murder innocent commuters. The judge said, "it's clear that at least fifty would have died, hundreds injured and thousands would have had their lives ruined" and continued that "the plan came very close to succeeding".
After the trial, a spokeswoman for the Crown Prosecution Service spoke of the trial, "these men planned a co-ordinated attack on the London transport system. While the implementation of their plan was incompetent, their aim was clear, they wanted to kill and mame on a massive scale. Exactly two weeks after the terrorist attacks on 7/7 these men targetted the same transport system and tried to cause the same level of death and destruction. They knew what would happen, they had seen the devestation produced by 7/7, and the fact that they continued with their plan, showed their brutal intent. The Crown Prosecution Service has informed the court that we intend to seek a retrial for conspiracy to murder for Manfo Kwaku Asiedu and Adel Yahya."
Manfo Kwaku Asiedu, 34, and Adel Yahya, 24, were accused of being part of the plot to bomb London two weeks after the 7/7 attacks in 2005 and will face retrial after the first jury failed to reach a verdict.