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British boy, 15, admits terror charge of inciting others to kill police

British boy, 15, admits terror charge of inciting others to kill police
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A teenager suspected of plotting an ISIS-inspired attack at a Veterans Day ceremony in Australia arrived at court on Saturday, April 18, 2015.

Published Thursday, July 23, 2015 7:28AM EDT

LONDON -- A 15-year-old British boy pleaded guilty on Thursday to inciting terrorism by encouraging another teenager to kill police officers during a war memorial ceremony in Australia.

The boy, who can t be named because of his age, was arrested in northwest England in April. He was detained after Australian police arrested five teenagers on suspicion of plotting an Islamic State group-inspired attack.

Prosecutor Paul Greaney said the British youth sent thousands of instant messages to 18-year-old Australian suspect Sevdet Besim in March, encouraging him "to commit an act of terrorism abroad, namely the murder of police officers during an attack upon a parade to commemorate ANZAC Day in Melbourne."
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