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Man jailed for breaching terrorism notification order

A 29-year-old Nottinghamshire man, who was jailed for helping a teenager join ISIS, has been returned to prison.

The man, formerly of the Sutton in Ashfield area, was jailed in February 2016 for six years, for assisting the teen to travel to Syria and join ISIS, as well as for funding terrorism.

These offences were contrary to Section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006 (TACT 2006) and Section 17 of Terrorism Act 2000 (TACT 2000).

As part of his sentence, upon release from prison, he was subject to a number of restrictions, under a Part 4 Terrorist Notification Order. This included telling police when he came into possession of a new phone number, email address, or bank account.

In November 2023, it was discovered he had failed to declare email addresses, telephone numbers and bank accounts, and he was charged with seven counts of Section 54(1)(a) of the Counter Terrorism Act 2008 – Failure without reasonable excuse to comply with notification of changes.

The man had been released from prison in April 2018. Just three days later, he was recalled to prison due to a breach of one of his parole licence conditions.

He was released again in May 2019, and as part of this, will continue to be subject to notification requirements until 2 April 2034. 

Thanks to work by Counter Terrorism Policing East Midlands (CTPEM), the seven breaches were identified. 

Examination of the man’s undeclared digital devices showed research into arms and ammunition, extremist groups, military training, policing, and the Prevent program.

Appearing at Nottingham Crown Court on Friday 31 May 2024, he was jailed for 33 months, having pleaded guilty to five breaches of his part IV notification requirements.

CTPEM Detective Sergeant Frank Fraser said: “These particular breaches in my opinion are more serious, as they have concealed more concerning behaviour, which has been thoroughly investigated. He has today been jailed, which shows that failure to comply with these restrictions is a serious matter.

“Courts issue restrictions like these on those convicted of terrorism offences to allow police to keep the public safe. By not complying with them, he has found himself behind bars, and will continue to be monitored by Counter Terrorism Policing.

“Convicted terrorists in our region are monitored intensively by CTPEM, by teams of hard working officers and staff. Where breaches of conditions or risks are identified we will work around the clock to prosecute offenders and protect the public.

“This was a team effort across a number of disciplines within our unit and I would like to thank all those involved.”


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