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Flinders Street Terrorist Sentenced To Life In Prison

The man who killed one person and injured 17 others when he drove through a busy intersection on Flinders Street Melbourne has been sentenced to life in prison.

Saeed Noori sent Melbourne into chaos when he drove through the crowd on the busy intersection of Flinders and Elizabeth streets four days before Christmas 2017.

The 37-year-old was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday, with a 30-year non-parole period.

In December 2018, Noori pleaded guilty to one count of murder, 11 counts of recklessly causing injury and five counts of reckless conduct endangering life.

The IS sympthaiser's attack was apparently motivated by hatred of the Australian government.

One of Noori's victims, 83-year-old Antonio Crocaris, was killed after he drove into the busy all-way pedestrian intersection at about 4.30pm on December 21.

The elderly man died in hospital eight days later from head injuries.

Noori was arrested at the scene by off-duty police officer, Francis Adams, who wrestled him to the ground and put him in handcuffs.

Saeed Noori
Saeed Noori. Image: Twitter/Kristina Costalos.

Noori waved to his family in the courtroom as he was lead away to be locked up for life.

Contact Siobhan at skenna@networkten.com.au