TWO teenagers admitted carrying out an arson attack on the home of suicide bomber Jermaine Lindsay.
The youths, both 17, appeared before Aylesbury Crown Court in Buckinghamshire, just a short distance from the home which Lindsay, 19 and formerly of Huddersfield, left when he went to set off a bomb in London.
The youths, who cannot be named for legal reasons, yesterday denied arson recklessly endangering life, but pleaded guilty to straight arson.
They sat in the main body of the court, watched by friends and family during a 25-minute hearing.
Recorder Robert Fraser adjourned the case for legal arguments.
The youths were granted bail, to live at addresses which cannot be given for legal reasons.
Charges against a third defendant, who cannot be named for legal reasons, have been dropped.
Jamaican-born Lindsay, who went to Rawthorpe Junior and Rawthorpe High schools, was one of the four bombers who carried out attacks in London on July 7.
He blew himself up on a Piccadilly Line Tube train near King's Cross station.
He killed 26 people as part of the co-ordinated attacks which left 52 people dead.
Yesterday's court hearing related to an incident outside Lindsay's former rented home in Northern Road, Aylesbury on July 22.
He lived there with his pregnant wife, Samantha, and their baby son. The couple had previously lived in Birkby, after both converted to Islam.
Police were called to Northern Road shortly after 6.30am on July 22 after neighbours reported a strong smell of petrol in the street.
The area around the unassuming semi was sealed off.
Ms Lewthwaite was not in the house at the time as police had taken her a safe house after it emerged that Lindsay - who changed his name to Jamal after they moved from Huddersfield - was among the suicide bombers.
But the street had become a focus of local attention after police began searching the house. Large crowds gathered by cordons when the news emerged, a week after the bombings.
Ms Lewthwaite, who gave birth to Lindsay's second child - a daughter named Ruqayyah - this month has repeatedly condemned her husband's murderous actions.
She said she believed his mind had been poisoned by visits to radical mosques in London, Luton and the north of England.
She thinks Lindsay's last actions at the house had been to kiss their son Abdullah goodbye.
"I feel sure he couldn't have gone through with it without seeing him one last time," she said.