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Teen jailed for inciting terrorist attack on Anzac Day parade

A BRITISH teenager who pleaded guilty to inciting a terrorist attack at this year's Anzac Day parade in Melbourne will serve at least five years in jail.

The boy was only 14 when he masterminded the plot, to carry out a suicide attack on police officers at the parade, from his bedroom in northern England.

Relatives of the boy wept as judge Justice Saunders said that after careful consideration he had decided to impose a life sentence with a minimum term of five years.

The judge said the boy, now 15, had played a vital part in the plot by encouraging the intended attacker, supporting him and making sure he did not have second thoughts.

"Had the authorities not intervened, [the defendant] would have continued to play his part, hoping and intending that the outcome would be the deaths of a number of people," the judge told Manchester Crown Court.

Read more on the ABC.

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