A 16-year-old girl has pleaded guilty to two terror charges at Manchester Magistrates’ Court.
While investigating, the police came to the conclusion that the girl belonged to the group that was planning to attack police officers on the Anzac Day during the parade in Melbourne, Australia.
The girl appeared in court today wearing a headscarf and striped cardigan, where she pleaded guilty to two offences under section 58 of the Terrorism Act 2000.
The anti-terror police found a “recipe for explosives” book in her personal sketch pad and a mobile phone that had “The Anarchist Cookbook” with a manual about manufacturing explosives.
The youngster from Manchester, who can not be named because of her age, was arrested in April.
The girl knew the boy but there is no suggestion she was involved in the alleged Australian terror plot.
She had also used her school’s IT system to search for information on Mohammed Emwazi, previously known as Jihadi John.
However, no evidence was found that she was aware or played any part in the Anzac Day plot or any plan to harm others or incite terrorism in the UK or elsewhere.
The magistrate said he would be asking her questions about her conduct to gain insights into her offending.
The girl returns for sentence in the same court on October 15 with Judge Qureshi continuing her bail conditions of observing an overnight curfew at her home, reporting to police, not applying for travel documents and not leaving England or Wales.
“In the end I need to understand why it happened”.
And photos of a dead child, an execution and people about to be beheaded were recovered.