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Showing 1 - 10 of 26 results for crime type "Terrorism" & area "CPS"

Two right wing extremist group members sentenced for attempting to print 3D weapons

Two members of an extreme fascist group have been sentenced for terror offences after attempting to manufacture component parts for a firearm using a 3D printer.

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

Member of proscribed group jailed for three years

A member of National Action, a proscribed Neo-Nazi terror group has been sentenced to three years' imprisonment, with an extended period on licence of 12 months, after pleading guilty to membership of a proscribed organisation contrary to section 11 of the Terrorism Act 2000. 

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

Co-founder of right-wing terror group convicted

The co-founder of National Action, a small and secretive right-wing group which espoused hateful violent rhetoric, has been convicted of being a member of a proscribed organisation.

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

UPDATED WITH SENTENCE: Mosque attendee convicted of encouraging terrorism

UPDATE: Abubaker Deghayes was sentenced today [21 April 2022] to four years' imprisonment, plus one further year which he will spend on licence. A mosque attendee has been convicted of encouraging terrorism in a speech he made at Brighton Mosque. 

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

UPDATE: Man who fatally stabbed MP Sir David Amess sentenced to whole-life tariff

A man who fatally stabbed MP Sir David Amess at his constituency surgery has been found guilty of murder.

| Press Release , Terrorism, Violent crime , CPS News

White supremacist jailed over antisemitic COVID claims

A white supremacist who stirred up racial hatred by printing and delivering leaflets, and posting online false claims that Jewish people were behind a Coronavirus hoax, controlled the media and were evil, has been sentenced to more than eight years' imprisonment, with an extended four-year licence.

| Press Release , Terrorism, Hate crime , CPS News

Three terrorists convicted of attacking prison officer

Three terrorism inmates have been convicted of attacking a prison officer inside Belmarsh. Hashem Abedi, 24, Ahmed Hassan, 22, and Muhammed Saeed, 23, attacked the victim inside his office within the Category A unit, which houses the highest security prisoners.

| Press Release , Violent crime, Terrorism , CPS, London South News

Man sentenced to hospital order after Manchester shopping centre stabbings

Raphael Chevelleau, 43, has been sentenced today for assaulting five people at Manchester Arndale Shopping Centre on 11 October 2019.

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

British man sentenced to 28 months' imprisonment for sharing Daesh beheading videos

A British man has been sentenced to 28 months' imprisonment at the Old Bailey today (1 October 2021) for sharing Daesh beheading videos.

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

CPS authorises charges against third Novichok suspect

The CPS has authorised the Metropolitan Police to charge a third suspect, Sergey Fedotov, in relation to the 2018 Salisbury Novichok attack.

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

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