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Daesh Supporter Pleads Guilty to Plotting to Kill About 100 in London - Reports

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A young man from Kent, who had sworn loyalty to the Daesh* terrorist group, on Friday pleaded guilty in court to planning an attack in London's Oxford Street that would have killed about 100 people, according to Sky News broadcaster.

Lewis Ludlow, a converted Muslim, pleaded guilty to funding the Daesh abroad as well, according to the Sky News broadcaster.

In May, the young man told Westminster Magistrates' Court he was innocent of researching and planning attacks in London.

READ MORE: Al-Qaeda Bombmaker Arrested in London Guilty of Planning Knife Attack on MPs

The UK has been hit by numerous terror attacks over the past few years, with several young Muslims being radicalized online by Daesh-linked extremists.

Last year, three assailants killed eight civilians in central London, in addition to injuring almost 50 bystanders in their Daesh-inspired attack. Another attack, this time a suicide bombing at a concert in the city of Manchester, left dozens dead and injured.

*Daesh (also known as ISIS/ISIL/IS) is a terrorist group banned in Russia

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