Three British Muslim men have been found guilty of planning a string of bombings that prosecutors said could have been deadlier than the attacks on London's transport network in 2005.
Irfan Naseer, 31, Irfan Khalid, 27, and Ashik Ali, 27, were convicted on Thursday of being "central figures" in an Islamist extremist plot to set off eight backpack bombs and possibly other timed devices in crowded areas.
The three men, all from Birmingham, had denied charges of engaging in conduct in preparation of terrorist acts during their trial at Woolwich Crown Court in London.
Police said it was the most significant terrorist plot to be uncovered in Britain since the 2006 conspiracy to blow up transatlantic airliners using bombs in drink containers.
Two of the men - Naseer and Khalid - travelled to Pakistan for terrorist training while Naseer also helped others to travel to the country for the same purpose, the court heard.