Suspected terrorist imprisoned over TPIM breaches

A suspected terrorist who carried out offences in Birmingham has become the first individual to be convicted under terrorism prevention legislation that took the place of control orders.

The man, who for legal reasons can only be identified as DD, admitted three breaches of restrictions placed on him and was imprisoned for nine months.

A court order prohibits giving details of where the offences were carried out but it can be reported they happened in Birmingham.

The man is one of 10 people subject to a TPIM - terrorism prevention investigation measures order.

TPIM replaced control orders after the current government was elected and come from the Terrorism Prevention and Investigations Measures Act 2011.