A supporter of the banned Islamic State terror group has admitted plotting to blow herself up in a suicide bomb attack on St Paul’s Cathedral.
West-Londoner Safiyya Shaikh visited St Paul’s to scope out the iconic landmark and a hotel.
The 36-year-old was arrested after asking an undercover police officer to supply bombs.
At the Old Bailey, she admitted preparing an act of terrorism and will be sentenced in May.
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Over the two months before her arrest, Shaikh, born Michelle Ramsden, built up a relationship with two undercover officers who were posing as a husband and wife extremist team.
Shaikh gave two bags which she wanted to be fitted with homemade bombs to the female officer, according to prosecutors.
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