Paris terror gang may have had links to a jihadi cell in the UK

The Paris terror gang may have had links to a jihadi cell in the UK, it was reported last night.

Several people connected to atrocity mastermind Abdelhamid Abaaoud are based in Britain, sources told the Wall Street Journal.

Anti-terror cops are probing allegations one attacker made calls to Birmingham before 130 died in last month’s attacks.

Another reportedly visited London and Kent, prompting fears they were in contact with a terror cell. Several suspects in Birmingham have been arrested over ties to IS in Syria, including two this month.

French police were not aware of the link but said British cops are playing a key role in investigations. Met Police officers have been dispatched to Paris.

It comes as it emerged a group that plans Birmingham’s response to terror attacks has not met in eight months.