Man who downloaded terrorist media jailed

A man who downloaded terrorist guides on making bombs and killing people has been jailed for two years and four months.

28-year-old Mohammed Ghani was arrested in north London on 12 January after he made calls to 999 and the anti-terrorist hotline in which he claimed he would kill people or police officers.

Ghani was already in the Channel intervention programme at the time, having expressed extremist views. He was charged with eight counts of possession of a document containing terrorist information, contrary to section 58(1)(b) of the Terrorism Act 2000, to which he pleaded guilty on 7 May. He was sentenced on 8 May.

Commander Clarke Jarrett, head of the Met Police Counter Terrorism Command, said: “When my officers went to Ghani’s address, they questioned him about devices he had in his bedroom and he confessed they contained electronic copies of terrorist magazines.

The officer seized his devices, including USB sticks and a laptop, and these were later analysed by digital forensic specialists. They did indeed contain terrorist publications, featuring horrendous articles about how to make different types of bombs, where to carry out terrorist attacks and how to assassinate people.”


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