A man is facing jail after admitting planning a bomb attack on a south London mosque.

Steven Bishop, 41, admitted buying fireworks and possessing instructions on how to make an explosive at Kingston Crown Court on Monday.

Bishop, of Thornton Heath, is believed to have been planning to target Morden Mosque before his home was raided on October 29 last year.

He initially denied one count of possession of an explosive substance with intent to endanger life or cause damage to property contrary to the Explosives Substance Act 1883, but changed his plea to guilty on the first day of his trial.

Bishop previously pleaded guilty to possession of information likely to be useful to a person preparing an act of terrorism, specifically a handwritten note on how to make explosives.

The court heard that Bishop has a history of mental health problems and a number of psychiatric reports had been prepared ahead of his trial.

Judge Peter Lodder QC adjourned Bishop’s sentence until 10.15am on Wednesday.

He was remanded in custody until that date.

Bishop appeared in the dock in a white shirt and spoke only to confirm his identity and enter his guilty plea.