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

Man jailed after writing ‘freedom encyclopaedia’ to assist others in planning terror attack involving guns and bombs

A man who wrote a ‘freedom encyclopaedia’ to assist others planning terror attacks involving guns and bombs has been sentenced.

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

UPDATED WITH SENTENCE: Far-right organiser found guilty of intent to stir up racial hatred through distribution of stickers

A far-right activist who set up an online library of racist stickers for supporters to download and put up in their area has been jailed. 

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

CPS authorises charge against sixth person suspected of spying for Russia

Nick Price, Head of the CPS Special Crime and Counter Terrorism Division, said: “The CPS has authorised a charge of conspiracy to conduct espionage against a sixth person suspected of spying for Russia.

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

Three women convicted of displaying paraglider stickers at London protest

Three women who displayed images of paragliders during a protest in central London have been found guilty of arousing suspicion that they were supporting a proscribed terrorist organisation.

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

Man who commented online "Britain needs 650 Thomas Mairs" sentenced for posting extremist content

A far-right extremist who posted offensive content on social media and glorified the murderer of Jo Cox MP has been jailed for two years and eight months.

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

Islamist extremists including youth who failed to report chemical bomb plot jailed

Two Islamist extremists have been jailed for terrorist offences.

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

CPS authorises charge against man following protest rally in central London

Nick Price, head of the CPS Special Crime and Counter Terrorism Division, said: “Following a review of evidence provided by the Metropolitan Police, we have authorised a charge against a man after a demonstration in central London in November 2023.  

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

UPDATED POST SENTENCE: Man who plotted to murder Christian preacher in central London is jailed

A man who planned to kill a Christian preacher at Speaker’s Corner in Hyde Park has been jailed for a minimum of 24 years.

Edward Little, 22, conducted research into firearms, the location of the planned attack, and his intended target.

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

Far-right ‘reverend’ who exchanged letters with terrorists convicted of stirring up racial hatred

The editor of a far-right website has been convicted of possessing racially inflammatory material including stickers that had been posted in and around Liverpool in 2021 as part of a campaign directing people to a website calling for the establishment of a white master race. 

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

Man jailed for eight years for funding terrorism

A man who admitted funding terrorism and possessing a firearm for terrorist purposes has been jailed for eight years.

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

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