The wife of a convicted terrorist has been cleared by a jury of failing to tell police her husband was plotting a bombing campaign.

Salma Kabal, 23, was today found not guilty of failing to disclose information about terrorism to West Midlands Police, following a week-long trial at Woolwich Crown Court.

Her estranged husband Ashik Ali was, along with co-conspirators Irfan Naseer and Irfan Khalid, convicted in February of planning to explode up to eight suicide bombs in the UK.

Ali, of Balsall Heath, was convicted of three counts of engaging in conduct in preparation of terrorist acts, Khalid four counts, and Naseer five, including planning, funding and recruiting for their scheme.

The Birmingham trio were among 11 men in total convicted for their part in the plot, which Khalid had boasted would be "another 9/11".

Prosecutors alleged Ms Kabal had known her husband Ali was planning an act of terrorism based on conversations she had with him in his flat shortly before his arrest, recorded during a police surveillance operation.

However she insisted she had never believed he intended to carry out his threats.

Assistant Chief Constable Marcus Beale, of West Midlands Police, said: "We had evidence that needed to be brought before a court for a jury to decide whether or not Ms Kabal should have informed the police.

"They have acquitted Ms Kabal and we fully respect their decision."