British Muslim convert found with bomb-making manual when he was arrested by Kenyan police with 'white widow' fugitive
The British accomplice of fugitive ‘white widow’ Samantha Lewthwaite was carrying a bomb-making manual when police arrested him. Muslim convert Jermaine Grant was picked up by Kenyan anti-terror officers just hours before Lewthwaite, 28, fled when their suspected joint bomb plot to blow up Western tourist targets in Mombasa was foiled.
Police believe soldier’s daughter Lewthwaite – the wife of 7/7 suicide bomber Germaine Lindsay - was the main financier and bomb-making tutor for East African cell Al Shabaab, which was just days away from carrying out a deadly terror attack on hotels and a shopping centre in the Indian Ocean resort.
She disappeared with her three young children in the immediate aftermath of Grant’s arrest and is now being hunted by Kenyan police, Scotland Yard and the CIA.
Both Lewthwaite and Grant face the same charges of planning to murder ‘innocent civilians’ and possessing bomb-making equipment.
As Grant’s terror trial continued yesterday, the court heard that he was picked up by police wearing a computer memory stick on a chain around his neck - just yards from a bomb-factory that he and Lewthwaite were linked to.
Senior anti-terror police sources revealed that the memory stick contained the terrorist manual The Black Book Companion: State-of-the-art Improvised Munitions – a step-by-step beginners’ guide on how to make homemade bombs. (...)