A Bodyguard style terror plot, in which an Islamic State sympathiser plotted to blow up a primary school, was foiled by British police following a tip off from their German counterparts, it has emerged.
The suspect, who was arrested in the UK last year, had allegedly planned to blow up a school near his home in order to kill as many innocent “infidel children” as possible using a powerful homemade bomb.
It is understood the plot was in the very early planning stages when he was arrested and there was no immediate danger to any children.
The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was arrested at his home when German Police passed his name to British counter-terrorism specialists.
They had been watching three Iraqi asylum seekers in the towns of Meldorf und Elpersbuettel, for several months, when they discovered they were communicating with the Briton via the encrypted Telegram app.
The group had allegedly been plotting a terror attack for several months and were intent on building a device in order to “kill as many people as possible”.