Aine Davis: Briton suspected of Isis membership convicted of terror offence

British man suspected of Islamic State membership convicted of terrorism offence

Aine Davis was convicted of a terrorism charge (Credit: Twitter @cagrikanver_)

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

A British man suspected of being a senior figure in Islamic State has been convicted of a terrorism charge. 

Aine Davis, who comes from London, denied all charges against him, but was found guilty of being a senior member of the organisation after his trial in Turkey.

The 33-year-old, who left his home in the British capital to join the terror group in 2013, has been jailed for seven-and-a-half years.

Davis is understood to be a part of an Isis cell which was comprised of four men - including Mohammed Emwazi, or 'Jihadi John' - and had been nicknamed 'The Beatles' for their British accents.

He has admitted knowing Emwazi, supposedly from praying in the same mosque in London, but denied being a friend.

Davis was apprehended in the Turkish coastal town of Silivri as part of a counter-terror operation in 2015, alongside three other men. He had been suspected of plotting an attack in Turkey.

For two of them, the case was dropped, while the third was acquitted. Davis was the only one to be convicted of the charges against him.