Police and security services have foiled at least eight major terror plots linked to or originating in the West Midlands in recent years.
Each one would, had they succeeded, have resulted in the death or maiming of many innocent people.
In the wake of the Manchester bombing which left 22 dead and many more injured, it is important to highlight just how many attacks have been thwarted through excellent police work.
In the latest conviction would-be terrorist Zahid Hussain was found guilty this week of making a pressure cooker bomb at his home in Alum Rock.
The former bouncer, 29, constructed the potentially deadly device, filled with shrapnel and adapted Christmas tree lights, for a potential attack on a Birmingham rail line.
He was found guilty of preparing for an act of terrorism after a three-week trial at Birmingham