BRITAIN'S youngest convicted terrorist is set to rely on human rights laws in a bid to get anonymity for life.

The 14-year-old wants a "second chance" in life and must show he is at risk of reprisals when he is released from prison.

He was jailed for life in 2015 after inciting an Australian teenager to behead police officers at Anzac Day parade in Melbourne.

It later emerged the boy, known only as RXG, had also threatened to behead some of his own teachers at his school in Blackburn, Lancashire.

At Manchester Crown Court Mr Justice Saunders granted him anonymity until 18 and said revealing his identity may trigger copycat plots.

RXG's lawyers must satisfy the High Court that his life is in danger and if successful the convicted terrorist could even be granted a new identity upon release from prison.

Lawyer Roy James represented Maxine Carr who gave a false alibi for double murderer Ian Huntley and was later awarded lifelong anonymity after she received death threats.

He said: "He (RXG) would have to demonstrate that there is a real risk to him - as we did in Maxine's case."

The application for lifelong anonymity is expected to be heard in October.