A jury has been told it can reach a majority decision in the trial of a teacher accused of grooming children and plotting IS-inspired attacks across London.

Umar Haque, 25, allegedly targeted London landmarks including Big Ben, the Queen's Guards and Westfield shopping centre in 2016 and early 2017.

The Old Bailey has also heard he tried to recruit children as young as 11 his extremist while teaching at Lantern of Knowledge School in Leyton and Ripple Road Mosque in Barking.

Haque, of Forest Gate, is on trial alongside Abuthaher Mamun, 19, Muhammad Abid, 27, and Nadeem Patel, 26, who he allegedly recruited to help via the mosque.

His support for IS-inspired attacks and inspiration from the Westminster Bridge attack was revealed in secretly recorded conversations, the prosecution allege.

He and Mamun are accused of preparing acts of terrorism between March 25 and May 18 2017.

Haque is further charged with preparing terrorist acts by leading exercises in physical training and "role play" with children and dissemination of terrorist publications.

Abid is accused of having information about Haque's plans and Patel is charged with plotting with Haque to possess a firearm.

The defendants have denied these charges.

The jury retired last Friday but after four days of deliberations had yet to reach a verdict.

On Thursday, as the court prepared for a fifth day of deliberations, Mr Justice Haddon-Cave directed the jury he would accept verdicts on which at least 10 out of 12 of them agreed.