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Showing 1 - 10 of 28 results for crime type "Terrorism" & area "CPS"

Two men charged with terrorism offences

Anjem Choudary, 56, from Ilford, has been charged with one count of membership of a proscribed organisation, one count of addressing meetings to encourage support for a proscribed organisation and one count of directing a terrorist organisation. Khaled Hussein, 28, from Canada, has been charged with membership of a proscribed organisation.

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

Far-right extremist sentenced after attempting to make explosives

A far-right extremist who downloaded manuals on how to make guns and explosives, has been sentenced after he was found guilty of terrorism offences.

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

Teenager sentenced for posting racist material online

A teenage boy has been sentenced to a community order after posting extremist, anti-Semitic, Islamophobic and racist material online.

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

Man charged for attempted murder after stabbing in Cheltenham

The CPS has authorised Gloucestershire police to charge Joshua Bowles with attempted murder.

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

Windsor Castle intruder pleads guilty to threatening to kill Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

A man who trespassed within the grounds of Windsor Castle armed with a loaded crossbow - after making threats to kill Queen Elizabeth II - has pleaded guilty to all three charges against him.


CPS authorises charges following hospital arrest

Nick Price, Head of the CPS Special Crime and Counter Terrorism Division, said:

“The CPS has authorised Counter Terrorism Police North East to charge a man with a terrorism offence after he was arrested outside St James's Hospital in Leeds last Friday (January 20).


Man convicted of planning a terrorist attack on national infrastructure to “topple the government”

A man from Leicestershire has been convicted of planning a terrorist attack by performing reconnaissance, purchasing equipment and tools and seeking to recruit like-minded individuals to help him, with vital national infrastructure, including communications masts, being the main targets of his planned attacks.

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

Man convicted of stirring up racial hatred on Russian social media site

A British man has been convicted of trying to stir up racial hatred by posting racist memes on VK, a Russian social media site. 

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

New legal guidance for humanitarian, development and peacebuilding work overseas

Counter-terrorism legislation should not hinder legitimate humanitarian, development and peace building organisations from operating overseas, the CPS has said today.

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

Man from Bradford found guilty of terrorism offences

An insurance clerk from Bradford has been found guilty of nine terrorism offences, including entering funding arrangements, fundraising and possession of articles for terrorist purposes.

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

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