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Bradford man jailed for five years over terrorism offences

A man from Bradford has been sent to prison for five years after being found guilty of three terrorism offences.

Sagheer Hussain Credit: North East Counter Terrorism

Sagheer Hussain, of Bishop Street, in the town was found guilty by a jury yesterday at Leeds Crown Court.

The 39-year-old was arrested by officers from the North East Counter Terrorism Unit last year.

The court heard how Hussain had uploaded three videos to his Google+ account via his YouTube account which were supportive of Daesh (the terrorist group also known as ISIL, ISIS and IS). He had also added comments to these videos, again in support of Daesh. Although the Google+ account only had 2 followers, because it was uploaded to a public account, over 25,000 views had been recorded before they were removed from Internet.

Sagheer Hussain openly shared videos from a terrorist group over the Internet.

Terrorist groups such as Daesh rely heavily on their propaganda being shared online where it is used to radicalise, encourage support and provoke individuals to carry out attacks abroad and in the UK.

Tackling extremist material is an essential part of protecting the public and preventing offences that incite or encourage acts of terrorism.

– Detective Chief Superintendent Clive Wain, Head of Counter Terrorism Policing North East
  • Anyone who sees extremist content online should report their concerns anonymously to specialist officers via www.gov.uk/report-terrorism or by contacting the police in confidence on 0800 789321”