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Girl used school computers for terror search.

A SCHOOLGIRL arrested with a teenage boy involved in a plot to attack police at an Anzac Day parade in Australia has admitted two terror offences.

The 16-year-old from Manchester, who cannot be named because of her age, used her school computers to look up Islamic State (IS) killer Jihadi John.

She was detained by anti-terror police in April along with Britain's youngest convicted Islamic terrorist, a boy of 14 from Blackburn, Lancashire, who has already admitted encouraging an IS-inspired terror attack on officers at the annual Anzac parade. He pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey last month to inciting terrorism abroad.

Phone data retrieved by police showed the pair exchanged more than 2,000 WhatsApp messages a day before they were arrested.

And the girl used her school's IT system to search for information on Jihadi John, terror group IS and images of Michael Adebolajo, the killer of Fusilier Lee Rigby in Woolwich in 2013.

Neither of the teenagers can be named because of their age.

The girl, who has no previous convictions or cautions, yesterday pleaded guilty to two offences under section 58 of the Terrorism Act 2000.

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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Aug 27, 2015
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