Members of an alleged terrorist cell plotting to launch suicide attacks on Christmas shoppers and tourists in London were radicalised in jail, it has been claimed.

The alleged terrorist cell, based in Stoke-on-Trent, Cardiff and London is said to be linked to the banned extremist group al-Muhajiroun and its off-shoot Islam4UK.

Sources say the gang was planning a "spectacular" attack on commercial sites such as banks and shops along with "iconic" sites in London.

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