Convert faces life in jail for Disney shop terror plot
A Muslim convert dubbed "The Eagle" is facing life behind bars after pleading guilty to plotting a terror attack outside the Disney Store on Oxford Street.
Lewis Ludlow (26), from Rochester in Kent, swore allegiance to Islamic State (IS) and planned to drive a van through London's shopping district.
Ludlow appeared at the Old Bailey via video-link from HMP Belmarsh.
He identified Oxford Street as an "ideal" target, writing on papers found in a bin: "It is expected nearly 100 could be killed in the attack".
He formulated his plan after being stopped by police at Heathrow airport in February as he attempted to board a flight to the Philippines.
It was alleged he also set up a Facebook account called Antique Collections as a front to send money to south-east Asia for terrorism.
He pleaded guilty to plotting an attack in the UK and funding IS abroad. Ludlow is due to be sentenced on November 2.