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UK’s first female suicide bomb plotter caged for 14 years over St Paul’s plan.

The UK's first female suicide bomb plotter smiled and performed an ISIS salute as she was caged for a minimum of 14 years today over a plan to blow up St Paul's Cathedral.

Unrepentant Muslim-convert Safiyya Amira Shaikh, 37, said she "hated the UK" and wanted "a lot to die" in the planned Easter terror attack.

The single mum, formally known as Michelle Ramsden, created extremist propaganda and carried out a reconnaissance trip to scope out security at the famous landmark.

Shaikh, who sat in the dock wearing a black hijab with her head bowed, showed little emotion as the sentence was read out.

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She smiled and raised her index finger - widely recognised as an Islamic State salute - as she was led from court after sentencing this afternoon.

Shaikh's defence team said she had "doubts" over the plot.

But moments before the judge was due to sentence her on Thursday, prosecutors disclosed details of a phone call to a friend from prison last week in which Shaikh said: "I didn't get cold feet, yeah - I was ready to go through with it."

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