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Woman from Omagh jailed over Islamic state offences

Lorna Moore has been sentenced to two and a half years for not disclosing her husband’s plans to travel to the conflict zone.

terrorism - 2 Lorna Moore Source: West Midlands Police

A WOMAN FROM Omagh has been jailed in the UK for two and a half years for offences related to the Islamic state.

Lorna Moore, who had been living in Walsall in British Midlands, has been given the sentence for failing to disclose information about her husband’s plans to travel to a conflict zone in the Middle East.

Alongside Moore, two other individuals also appeared before the Old Bailey in London yesterday and were handed down custodial sentences.

Ayman Shaukat, a 28-year-old from Walsall, has been sentenced to 10 years with five years on an extended licence after being found guilty of enabling a network of people to travel to Syria to join the Islamic state.

Alexander Nash, 22, was jailed for five years with an additional year on extended licence after pleading guilty to preparing for acts of terrorism.

Moore’s husband, 34-year-old Sajid Aslam, is currently understood to be fighting with the Islamic state in Syria.

terrorism - 1 Ayman Shaukat, Alexander Nash and Kerry Thomason who were sentenced along with Moore Source: West Midland's Police

Another woman, 24-year-old Kerry Thomason, was given a two-year suspended sentence with a curfew and will be required to wear an electronic tag for six months.

She was jailed for helping her husband Isaiah Siadatan travel to Syria and engage in acts of terrorism.

The police investigation that led to the four individuals being convicted was initiated after West Midlands Police were contacted by the concerned parents of Jacob Petty in July 2014 – who was killed aged 25 in October 2014 after travelling to Syria.

Who is Lorna Moore?

Speaking to the BBC, the father of the Northern Irish woman Lorna Moore claimed that she had been wrongly convicted.

“It was a miscarriage of justice, it couldn’t be anything else, my daughter didn’t know where the man was going,” said Noel Moore, speaking in Omagh.

Moore was a convert to Islam and her conviction yesterday covered her plans to travel to the war zone herself and to take her three young children, including her 11-month-old baby, with her.

Moore had been living in the UK and training to be a maths teacher.

“How would you be feeling if it happened to your daughter. It’s a very difficult time, what else could it be,” Noel Moore went on.

Read: 25 police recruits killed by suicide bomber in Yemen

Also: Three children killed in Turkey by Islamic State rocket fire

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