An Islamic State supporter who planned to blow up railway lines using a bomb built with Christmas tree lights has been jailed for at least 15 years.

Zahid Hussain, 29, a former nightclub doorman, was caught on CCTV climbing into a storm drain under the mainline out of Birmingham to London as he researched possible targets.

His pressure cooker bomb, packed with 1.6kg (3.5lb) of shrapnel, would have caused a “significant explosion” and multiple fatalities had it been viable, a judge said on Monday. Source.