Rochester man admits planning London terror attack

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    Image caption Lewis Ludlow appeared at the Old Bailey via a videolink from prison

    A man has pleaded guilty to plotting a terror attack in London and raising money for terrorism.

    Lewis Ludlow, 26, from Rochester, Kent, appeared at the Old Bailey via videolink from HMP Belmarsh.

    He pleaded not guilty to a charge of attempting to travel to the Philippines for terrorist purposes. The charge will remain on file.

    Ludlow had sworn an oath of allegiance to the so-called Islamic State leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi.

    He had been involved with the banned extremist group Al Muhajiroun.

    He is due to be sentenced at a later date.

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