European judges forced British taxpayers to give £13,600 to a man who hid a London bomber.
They ruled police violated Ismail Abdurahman’s human rights by delaying him access to a lawyer as they quizzed him for shielding a jihadi.
Two weeks after the 7/7 bombings in 2005 a gang made devices using shrapnel that failed to explode.
Abdurahman was initially questioned as a witness.
But when officers realised Abdurahman had hidden would-be bomber Hussein Osman for three days he became a suspect and was granted a lawyer.
In 2016 the European Court Of Human Rights ruled Abdurahman’s trial, which led to him being jailed for eight years, was unfair.
The court did not award him damages but ordered the Government to pay his costs. Hussein was jailed for life.