A knife-wielding man who attacked Tube passengers at Leytonstone station has been found guilty of attempted murder.

Muhiddin Mire, 30, attacked musician Lyle Zimmerman, 56, at the station last December, leaving him with a deep gash to his neck and his windpipe exposed.

The minicab driver also threatened four other passengers in and around the station.

Mire claimed to be carrying out the attack for his “Syrian brothers”, but his comments went viral on the internet when one bystander filming him shouted back “You ain’t no Muslim, bruv”.

When he was arrested by police, Mire was found to have images of murdered soldier Lee Rigby and Islamic State executioner “Jihadi John” on his mobile phone, along with other propaganda material attributed to IS.

Mire had previously admitted to four counts of attempted wounding and an alternative count of wounding with intent to cause Mr Zimmerman grievous bodily harm, and the jury at the Old Bailey found him guilty of attempted murder.

He was was remanded in custody at Broadmoor secure psychiatric hospital and will be sentenced at the end of July.



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