Aine Davis jailed for terrorism offences
Aine Davis has been jailed for eight years for terrorism offences.
In January 2014, he arranged with his partner to have 20,000 Euros brought from the UK to a contact in Turkey. Police seized the money before it could be taken abroad.
In 2015, he was detained in Turkey and jailed for seven-and-a-half years by the Turkish authorities for membership of Daesh. After serving his sentence, he was deported to the UK last August, where he was arrested by terrorism officers.
On 16 October, Davis pleaded guilty to fundraising for terrorism (contrary to section 15 of the Terrorism Act 2000); making funding arrangements for terrorism (contrary to section 17 of the Terrorism Act 2000); and possession of an article for terrorism purposes (contrary to section 57 of the Terrorism Act 2000) at the Old Bailey.
On Monday 13 October, he was sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment.
Commander Dominic Murphy, who leads the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command, said: “Davis arranged for a large sum of money to be smuggled from the UK to fund the terrorist activities of Daesh – a group he had travelled to Syria to join.
“It has been nearly ten years since Davis committed these crimes, and I hope this case sends a message that we will relentlessly pursue and seek to prosecute anyone involved in terrorism both in the UK and abroad, no matter how much time has passed.
“The Met and the entire Counter Terrorism Policing network works closely with international partners to bring to justice people like Davis who go to lengths to fund terrorist groups.”
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