Teen Plotting Justin Bieber Terror Attack Gets Prison Sentence
A 17-year-old who was plotting a terror attack last year at a Justin Bieber concert in Wales has been given a prison sentence.
By Admin on March 2, 2018
Lloyd Gunton, 17, has received a life sentence for plotting a terror attack at a Justin Bieber concert last year.
The Guardian reports that Gunton must serve a minimum of 11 years before he’s eligible for parole. He was found researching security at a local Bieber concert in Cardiff, Wales and arrested. This was around a month after the attack at Ariana Grande’s show in Manchester.
Police found a martyrdom letter in Gunton’s house pledging allegiance to ISIS. The note read:
“I am a soldier of the Islamic State. I have attacked Cardiff today because your government keep on bombing targets in Syria and Iraq. There will be more attacks in the future.”
Gunton denied that he actually planned to go through with his plot. He said court:
“I wanted to see how easy it was for people who had an interest in terrorism to go online and get information. The police and the government are trying to crack down on terrorism and radicalization. I wanted to see if it was possible, not for me but from someone else’s point of view.”
He’s been convicted on counts of encouraging terrorism, one charge of preparing a terrorist act, and two charges of possessing terrorist information.