AN ISIS inspired teenager who is accused of leaving a bomb on a Tube train had been obsessed with explosives

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Damon Smith, 20, had a keen interest in weapons and pics of ISIS fighters in his computer, a jury was told
Damon Smith, 20, had a keen interest in weapons
and pics of ISIS fighters in his computer, a jury was told

AN ISIS inspired teenager who is accused of leaving a bomb on a Tube train had been obsessed with explosives since he was 10, a court heard today.

Damon Smith, 20, had also stood in front of a TV to take a picture of himself with one of the Paris terror attacks terrorists killed in a police raid in November 2015.

The teenager, who has Asperger’s Syndrome, left the homemade device on a Jubilee Line train at North Greenwich Tube station on October 20 as he headed to his morning lecture.

CCTV shows Smith getting off the Tube, leaving behind a rucksack filled with explosives and rigged with a £2 Tesco clock
CCTV shows Smith getting off the Tube, leaving behind a rucksack filled with explosives and rigged with a £2 Tesco clock

The Old Bailey heard that when arrested, police discovered Smith was obsessed with weapons and had pictures of ISIS fighters on his computer.

Smith told a forensic psychiatrist that he had always been fascinated by weapons and that he had only planted the device for a prank.

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