British Army member charged with bomb hoax terrorism offences
A serving member of the British Army has been remanded in custody after appearing in court on Friday charged following an investigation by the Met's Counter Terrorism Command.
Daniel Abed Khalife, 21, of Beaconside, Stafford, was charged on Friday with two incidents at RAF Stafford in Beaconside in August 2021 and January of this year and has been remanded in custody following a brief preliminary hearing at Westminster magistrates court on Saturday.
On 2 August 2021, he is accused of eliciting or attempted to elicit information “about an individual who was or had been a member of His Majesty’s forces which was of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism”. This is contrary to section 58A of the Terrorism Act 2000.
The second charge alleges he committed a “bomb hoax” by placing an article with intent on 2 January this year. This is contrary to section 51 of the Criminal Law Act 1977.
Khalife was remanded in custody to next appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Friday, 3 February.