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Showing 1 - 10 of 39 results for crime type "Terrorism" & area "CPS"

Trio guilty of membership of banned British neo-Nazi group

Three people including a couple have been found guilty of being members of National Action, a proscribed group that glorifies Hitler and the Third Reich.


Man jailed for sending anthrax hoax to Prime Minister

A man who sent a letter to the Prime Minister saying that it contained anthrax has been jailed for 18 months today at the Old Bailey.

| News Item , Terrorism , CPS News

CPS Statement - Salisbury

Statement from Sue Hemming, CPS Director of Legal Services, on the Salisbury incident.


Prime Minister murder plotter given life

A man who planned to murder the Prime Minister by rushing into 10 Downing Street wearing a suicide vest has been jailed for life and ordered to serve a minimum of 30 years.

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

British man guilty of funding overthrow of Syrian government

A man from Sheffield has today (16 August) been found guilty of sending money to his brother in Syria who was fighting against the Syrian government with the hope of establishing an Islamic state.

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

Man guilty of plotting Oxford Street truck attack

Following a joint police and MI5 investigation, a Muslim convert who plotted a terror attack in central London aiming to kill up to 100 people has pleaded guilty to terror offences at the Old Bailey today (10 August).

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

Life sentence for teenager who plotted UK terror attack

A London teenager has been jailed for life and ordered to serve at least 13 years in prison today (3 August) for planning a terror attack in the UK. It came after her original goal of travelling to Syria to marry a Daesh fighter had been thwarted.

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

Taliban bomb maker jailed for life

A London man who plotted a terror attack near Parliament and made bombs for the Taliban in Afghanistan has been given a life sentence for terrorism offences today (20 July).

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

Prime Minister murder plotter convicted

A man who planned to murder the Prime Minister by rushing into 10 Downing Street wearing a suicide vest has been convicted of terrorism offences.

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

Online jihadi who called for attack on Prince George jailed for life

A man from Lancashire who encouraged Islamic extremists to wage jihad in the West, including targeting Prince George and injecting poison into supermarket ice-cream, has been sentenced today (13 July).

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

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