JUST IN: Reports are naming Abu Izzadeen as the London terror attacker. Izzadeen is a radical Muslim preacher.
Izzadeen was born Trevor Brooks from Clapton in Hackney, and is an infamous UK-born hate-preacher amd Islamic extremist who had been convicted for raising funds for terrorism.
Here is suspected attacker Abu Izzadeen, heckling John Reid at an event in Leyton:
A 2013 DailyStar article reports that the convicted terror fundraiser Abu Izzadeen branded a Muslim chaplain who served British soldiers a “traitor” for working for the UK Government, and added that the firebrand preacher has encouraged followers to “look out” for the cleric.
Izzadeen, who was jailed for four-and-a-half years in 2008 after being found guilty of raising funds for terrorism, made the comments in a video posted on YouTube.
Two Islamic extremists who admitted to a “serious and deliberate” breach of counter-terrorism restrictions by travelling abroad have been sentenced to two years in prison. Simon Keeler, 44, and his friend Trevor Brooks, 40, were extradited to the UK after they were arrested in Turkey on a train bound for Bucharest, Romania, in November last year. The pair had been required to notify police three days in advance of any overseas travel under Part 4 of the Counter Terrorism Act 2008, but failed to do so.
UPDATE: Now the stories naming Abu Izzadeen are being withdrawn; his lawyer claims he is still in prison.