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Leytonstone man who financed airline liquid bomb plot jailed for owning stolen cars

Nabeel Hussain was sentenced to 16 months in prison after admitting to owning several luxury stolen cars and having secret financial accounts

By Marco Marcelline

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A Leytonstone man who bankrolled the 2006 bomb plot that led to airport liquid restrictions has been jailed for 16 months for having £120,000 of stolen luxury cars and undeclared financial accounts.

Nabeel Hussain, 39, was arrested at his Leytonstone house on 25th October 2022. He subsequently pleaded guilty to seven separate breaches of notification orders and for failing to declare multiple financial accounts to police, and the fact he was a registered keeper of a Range Rover Velar between 2019 and 2021.

As the Evening Standard reports, Hussain also admitted two offences of handling stolen goods relating to a Porsche and a Range Rover Vogue.

Last Friday (22nd December), Judge Nigel Lickley KC handed him four months in prison for the notification order breaches and 12 months for the remaining offences relating to the stolen cars, and undeclared financial accounts.

In 2009, Hussain was found guilty of preparing acts of terrorism and was put behind bars for eight years.

The terrorism charges he was jailed for related to the well-known 2006 transatlantic liquid bomb plot, which he was found to have financed.

At the Woolwich Crown Court trial, Hussain was found to have met a terror-cell ring-leader Abdullah Ahmed Ali, from Walthamstow, twice in July 2006, and possessing materials for use in terrorism including a will, mobile phones and an application for a £25,000 loan.

Aside from Hussain and Ali, the jury found two further Waltham Forest residents guilty of terrorism charges, Tanvir Hussain, of Leyton, and Adam Khatib, of Walthamstow.

The court heard how a flat on Forest Road in Walthamstow had been turned into a “bomb factory” ahead of the plot, which, if successful, would have seen transatlantic jets blown up by bombs disguised as soft drinks.

Hussain was let out of jail on license in 2012. In September 2013 he was stopped at Stansted Airport as he attempted to board a plane to Turkey on a fake passport.