Man found guilty of possession of terrorist documents

A man from Aldershot has been convicted of seven counts of possession of documents containing information of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism, contrary to Section 58 of the Terrorism Act 2000 at Winchester Crown Court.

In August, Charles Cannon was stopped at Luton Airport on 31 August 2020 and a number of documents and images were found on his laptop and phone of an extreme right-wing nature along with homemade explosive manuals.

The 22-year-old is due to be sentenced at Winchester Crown Court on Friday 2 February 2024.

Head of Counter Terrorism Policing South East, Detective Chief Superintendent Olly Wright, said: “I am pleased the evidence against Cannon has resulted in this conviction.

“He downloaded and read a number of documents supporting an extreme right-wing ideology, compounded by comments he made online and Nazi memorabilia found in his possession.”



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