From terrorists to paedophiles, the category A prison in Woolwich is full of infamous inmates.

Her Majesty’s Prison Belmarsh became operational in 1991 and holds up to 910 male convicts.

The south London jail is known for detaining those involved in high-profile cases, particularly threats to national security.

It comes as no surprise then that the prison has held some of the country’s most infamous criminals.

News Shopper has rounded up five of the most notorious criminals to ever be put behind bars at HMP Belmarsh.

Ronnie Biggs

Involved in the Great Train Robbery of 1963, his notoriety increased over the years after he escaped from prison and lived as a fugitive for 36 years.

Biggs was returned to HMP Belmarsh after he was caught in Brazil in 2001. He remained there until he was transferred to Norwich Prison on compassionate grounds due to his failing health.

Michael Adebolajo

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He was jailed for life without the possibility of parole for the tragic murder of Lee Rigby on May 22, 2013.

Adebolajo and his accomplice, Michael Adebowale, ran over the British Army soldier in a car before attacking him with a meat cleaver in Woolwich.

Wayne Couzens

News Shopper: Court sketch of PA Wayne Couzens (PA Images)Court sketch of PA Wayne Couzens (PA Images)

A recent entry to the list, and so far only suspected convict, Wayne Couzens is due to stand trial in October.

The former PC is accused of abducting and murdering 33-year-old marketing executive Sarah Evard as she walked home from a friend's flat in Clapham in March 2021.

Julian Assange

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Wanted for publishing thousands of classified documents in 2010 and 2011, Julian Assange has been detained at Belmarsh since May 2019.

He was sentenced to 50 weeks in prison for skipping bail, however, he is currently trying to be released on the grounds of Coronavirus and mental health.

Hashem Abedi

News Shopper: Terrorist Hashem Abedi (PA Images)Terrorist Hashem Abedi (PA Images)

Hashem Abedi is facing a life sentence at Belmarsh after being convicted of the murder of 22 people at Manchester Arena.

The 22-year-old jihadi was in Libya when his suicide bomber brother detonated a bomb at an Ariana Grande concert in 2017 but helped mastermind the attack.