Britain’s youngest terrorist who plotted to murder police can be freed from jail

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Britain’s youngest terrorist who plotted to murder a police officer in Australia on Anzac Day, can be freed from jail, the Parole Board has ruled.

The terrorist, a boy known only as RXG, plotted to behead a police officer when he was 14 and can be free after he complete his minimum sentence.

He was jailed for life in October 2015 after admitting inciting terrorism overseas after it emerged he sent unencrypted messages instructing an Australian jihadist to launch attacks during a Anzac Day parade.

Now 20, the terrorist "satisfied" the Parole Board that TXG is "suitable for release" following his "progress in detention."

In a document explaining the decision, the Parole Board said: "After considering the circumstances of his offending, the progress made while in detention, and the evidence presented at the hearings, the panel was satisfied that RXG was suitable for release."

His forensic Psychologist, Dr Louise Bowers said in a 2018 assessment: "RXG appears to have left his ‘terrorist -identity’ behind and he is well on the way to -developing a new stable and pro-social identity."

The teen was granted a protected identity for life and ordered to serve a minimum of five years at Manchester crown court, which he completed last year.

Co-conspirator, Sevdet Besim, 18, was jailed for 10 years, despite RXG taking on the role of "organiser and adviser."

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RXG had tried to persuade Besim to commit mass murder and behead a policeman in Melbourne, Australia.

British police tipped off Australian officers, who admitted the would have succeeded in "all probability" in court.

Besim is said to have "high functioning autism" and will be closely monitored and face an internet ban when freed.

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