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Muslim convert Richard Dart, 29, admits offences at Old Bailey
11:07am Friday 15th March 2013 in Latest
A FORMER Weymouth man has admitted preparing for acts of terrorism.
Richard Dart, 29, appeared alongside two other men via video-link at the Old Bailey.
Dart, the son of teachers, grew up in Weymouth and now lives in London.
He appeared in a television documentary made by his stepbrother after his conversion to Islam.
In the film, My Brother The Islamist, Dart was said to have been turned into an extremist in months after joining the Muslims Against Crusades group.
Dart, who was said to have changed his name of Salahuddin al-Britani, had reportedly worked as a BBC security guard.
The trial of Dart, Imran Mahmood and Jahangir Alom was due to start in April but guilty pleas were entered at court today.
They admitted preparing for terrorism or assisting another in terrorism, between July 2010 and July last year.
Dart, of Ealing, west London, Mahmood, 21, from Dabbs Hill Lane, Northolt, west London, and Alom, 26, of Abbey Road, Stratford, east London, were arrested between July 5 and 7 last year.
The charges said they travelled to Pakistan for terror training, travelled abroad to commit acts of terrorism and provided information about travel to Pakistan, terrorism training and operational security while there.
They appeared before Mr Justice Simon by prison video-link for a plea and case management hearing. The three bearded men were remanded in custody for reports before being sentenced on a date to be fixed.