Coroner criticises failure to share MI5 intelligence on Fishmongers’ Hall killer – The Guardian

Posted November 4th, 2021 in coroners, intelligence services, news, police, probation, terrorism by sally

‘Collective failures by the security services, police and probation officers before the terrorist killings at Fishmongers’ Hall in London must be addressed to avoid a similar attack in future, a coroner has warned.’

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The Guardian, 3rd November 2021

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Alleged extremist to face trial for law firm terror attack – Legal Futures

‘An alleged far-right extremist accused of attempting to launch a terror attack at a solicitors’ firm will stand trial next March, a judge decided last week.’

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Legal Futures, 2nd November 2021

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Terrorism offences sentencing guidelines to be revised following legislation – Sentencing Council

Posted October 25th, 2021 in codes of practice, consultations, news, sentencing, terrorism by tracey

‘Plans to revise four sentencing guidelines for terrorism offences in England and Wales to reflect changes brought in by the Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Act 2021, were published for consultation today by the Sentencing Council.’

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Sentencing Council, 20th October 2021

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Is Prevent a waste of time? – Daily Telegraph

‘As the counter-terrorism programme comes under scrutiny again following the killing of Sir David Amess, is it fit for purpose?’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th October 2021

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Terror offender accused of ‘grooming’ Manchester Arena bomber will refuse to answer inquiry questions – The Independent

‘A terror convict who allegedly “groomed” the Manchester Arena bomber will refuse to ask questions if he is ordered to give evidence at the public inquiry into the attack.’

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The Independent, 15th October 2021

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Reading stabbings: Khairi Saadallah to appeal sentence – BBC News

‘A man who stabbed three men to death in a Reading park is seeking permission to appeal his whole-life jail term.’

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BBC News, 5th October 2021

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TikTok and Twitch face fines under new Ofcom rules – BBC News

‘Ofcom has laid out the measures it will require video-sharing platforms to take to better protect users.’

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BBC News, 6th October 2021

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British man sentenced to 28 months’ imprisonment for sharing Daesh beheading videos – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted October 4th, 2021 in Crown Prosecution Service, imprisonment, news, sentencing, terrorism by tracey

‘A British man has been sentenced to 28 months’ imprisonment at the Old Bailey today (1 October 2021) for sharing Daesh beheading videos. Stefan Aristidou, 27, pleaded guilty on 29 July 2021 to sharing pro-Daesh terrorist material between 22 November 2014 and 22 December 2014 as part of a series of messages sent to a friend. The messages stopped after Aristidou said that he was leaving the UK to join Daesh in March 2015.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 1st October 2021

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Sentence of white supremacist told to read classics referred to court of appeal – The Guardian

Posted September 29th, 2021 in appeals, attorney general, news, racism, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘The attorney general has referred the sentencing of a white supremacist who was ordered to read classic literature such as Pride and Prejudice to the court of appeal after agreeing with complaints it appeared unduly lenient.’

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The Guardian, 28th September 2021

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New landmark partnership with UAE to tackle illicit finance – Home Office

Posted September 20th, 2021 in government departments, money laundering, news, terrorism by tracey

‘The UK and UAE will ramp up the targeting of those financing terrorism and serious and organised crime gangs as part of a landmark new partnership.’

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Home Office, 17th September 2021

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‘My whole world was falling apart’: Father of teenager prosecuted for neo-Nazi terror offences speaks of shock – The Independent

Posted September 20th, 2021 in children, families, news, rehabilitation, terrorism, young offenders by tracey

‘Steve* and his 16-year-old son Tom* were about to fly out of the UK to a family funeral when they heard their names being read out over the public address system at Bristol Airport. They had arrived early to have some food and leave plenty of time before their flight, just two days after receiving news of a loved one’s death. “They just said, ‘Would you please go to gate number one’, which wasn’t our gate,” Steve tells The Independent. “We went there and there were police officers, and they explained they were doing a Schedule 7 port stop under the Terrorism Act.” The power is used at UK borders to stop people entering or leaving the country, and “determine whether they are involved in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism”.’

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The Independent, 19th September 2021

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Cressida Dick: Tech giants make it impossible to stop terrorists – BBC News

‘The Metropolitan Police commissioner has accused tech giants of making it harder to identify and stop terrorists.’

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BBC News, 12th September 2021

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Call for sentence review after neo-Nazi told to read classic literature – The Guardian

Posted September 3rd, 2021 in attorney general, news, sentencing, suspended sentences, terrorism by tracey

‘The attorney general’s office has been asked to review whether an unduly lenient sentence was handed to a neo-Nazi who was ordered to read classic literature such as Pride and Prejudice. Ben John, who was convicted of a terror offence after downloading almost 70,000 white supremacist documents and bomb-making instructions, received a suspended prison term on Tuesday.’

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The Guardian, 2nd September 2021

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UK judge orders rightwing extremist to read classic literature or face prison – The Guardian

Posted September 2nd, 2021 in news, sentencing, suspended sentences, terrorism by sally

‘A former student who downloaded almost 70,000 white supremacist documents and bomb-making instructions has avoided a prison sentence “by the skin of his teeth” after being told to read classic literature by Dickens, Austen, Shakespeare and Hardy.’

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The Guardian, 1st September 2021

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Research Briefing: Proscribed Terrorist Organisations – House of Commons Library

Posted August 27th, 2021 in news, parliament, proscribed organisations, terrorism by tracey

‘This paper examines the regime for proscribing organisations under the Terrorism Act 2000. It explains the criteria that must be met for proscription, the associated criminal offences, and the process for deproscription. It also considers recently proscribed organisations, and some criticisms of the regime.’

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House of Commons Library, 26th August 2021

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Research Briefing: Police powers: detention and custody – House of Commons Library

‘This Commons Library briefing paper describes police detention powers and outlines a recent history of their reform. It also describes the police custody estate.’

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House of Commons Library, 3rd August 2021

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Convicted terrorist found driving London bin lorries jailed – BBC News

Posted July 30th, 2021 in imprisonment, news, notification, police, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘A convicted terrorist found driving bin lorries in London has been jailed for failing to tell police he was driving potentially dangerous vehicles.’

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BBC News, 29th July 2021

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Neo-Nazi Andrew Dymock jailed for terror and hate crimes – BBC News

‘A neo-Nazi student who created two extremist groups and promoted a “distorted and wicked cause” has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 21st July 2021

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The Base: UK to ban US-based white supremacist group as terrorist organisation – The Independent

Posted July 13th, 2021 in news, proscribed organisations, racism, terrorism by tracey

‘The British government is to ban US-based white supremacist group The Base as a terrorist organisation.’

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The Independent, 12th July 2021

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Fishmongers’ Hall: Steven Gallant to be freed from prison – BBC News

Posted July 9th, 2021 in imprisonment, murder, news, rehabilitation, release on licence, terrorism by tracey

‘A convicted murderer who tackled the Fishmongers’ Hall attacker Usman Khan on London Bridge is to be freed from prison on licence.’

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BBC News, 7th July 2021

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