Usman Khan, Mohammed Shahjahan and Nazam Hussain were described as Islamic fundamentalists (Police handout)
Usman Khan, Mohammed Shahjahan and Nazam Hussain were described as Islamic fundamentalists (Police handout)

A British judge has sent nine men to prison for plotting to set up a terrorist training camp and bomb the London Stock Exchange.

Mohammed Chowdhury, 21; Shah Rahman, 28; Gurukanth Desai, 30; and Abdul Miah, 25, admitted planning to plant a homemade bomb in the stock exchange toilets and were each sentenced to between 12 and 16 years.

Omar Latif, 28, from Cardiff, who admitted to attending meetings with the intention of assisting others to prepare or commit acts of terrorism was jailed for 10 years and 4 months.

Mohibur Rahman, 28, from London, was jailed for five years for possessing copies of an al-Qaida magazine.

Woolwich crown court judge Alan Wilkie passed open-ended sentences on three others accused of planning to set up a terrorist training camp in Pakistan. They were Mohammed Shahjahan 27; Usman Khan, 20; and Nazam Hussain, 26, all from Stoke-on-Trent.

The defendants were brought together through radical Islamist groups and nurtured plans to attack high-profile targets. They were arrested in December 2010.