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Terror suspect hunt: Tpims explained

Counter-terrorism officers are searching for Mohammed Ahmed Mohammed after the 27-year-old breached a Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures notice (Tpim).

What is a Tpim?

  • First introduced in January 2012 to replace control orders, Tpims can be ordered by the Home Secretary if they have reason to believe an individual is, or has been, involved in terrorism-related activity
  • They are imposed by judges who are given access to secret evidence that can not be placed before juries
  • The notice includes restrictions on overnight residence, travel and finance
  • Unlike control orders, Tpims do not allow for the relocation of suspects and have a maximum time limit of two years
  • As of August 31, there were nine Tpims in force, including eight against British suspects

The terrorism watchdog warned earlier this year that Tpims could allow those deemed potentially dangerous to be left "free and unconstrained" in the absence of prosecution or new evidence of terrorism-related activity.


Terror suspect manhunt

Police are trying to trace a terror suspect in breach of a special order restricting his movements.

Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed slipped under the radar of counter-terrorism officers after he disguised himself in a burka when leaving a mosque in West London on Friday afternoon.

He's not been seen since.

Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed went missing on Friday Credit: Metropolitan Police
Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed in traditional muslim dress Credit: Metropolitan Police

Somalia-born Mohamed, who is 5ft 8in tall and of medium build, arrived at the An-Noor Masjid and Community Centre in Church Road, Acton, at 10am on Friday.

He was last seen there at 3.15pm that day.

Mohamed leaving mosque in West London on Friday Credit: Metropolitan Police

The 27-year-old is not considered a "direct" threat to the public but the police are urging the public not to approach him but dial 999.

  1. Anglia

Gang tried to make bomb from terror manual

The Luton terrorist group were trying to make an an improvised explosive device (IED) based on instructions in an al Qaida manual entitled "Make a bomb in the kitchen of your mom - by the al Qaida chef", the court was told.

Covert recordings of the pair heard Iqbal suggesting attaching the bomb to a remote controlled toy car and sending it under the gap of a gate to a Territorial Army (TA) centre in Luton.

The men were arrested following a series of raids at their homes in April last year after an intelligence-led joint operation by the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command and the British Security Service (BSS).

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Terror gang: Posed significant risk of harm

Syed Farhan Hussain Credit: Metropolitan Police

A terroist gang from Luton who planned to blow up a TA centre using a remote control car have been jailed.

In sentencing Mr Justice Wilkie QC said they posed "a significant risk of serious harm to the public" as he imposed a custodial sentence of least 11 years and three months, with a five-year extension period subject to licence.

The men, all from Luton, had admitted one count of engaging in conduct in preparation for acts of terrorism between January 1 2011 and April 25 2012 at a hearing on March 1

Umar Arshad Credit: Metropolitan Police
Mohammed Sharfaraz Ahmed Credit: Metropolitan Police
Zahid Iqbal Credit: Metropolitan Police
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BREAKING: Terror gang jailed

Four men who admitted discussing carrying out a terror attack on a Territorial Army centre in Luton have been jailed.

Zahid Iqbal, 31, and Mohammed Sharfaraz Ahmed, 25, were today given extended prison sentences of 16 years and three months at Woolwich Crown Court for plotting an al-Qaida inspired terror attack in the UK.

Umar Arshad, 24, was jailed for six years and nine months and Syed Farhan Hussain, 22, for five years and three months for their roles in preparing for a terrorist attack.


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Four face terror trial sentence

Four men who admitted discussing carrying out a terror attack in the UK using homemade bombs and firearms are due to be sentenced today.

Zahid Iqbal, 31, Mohammed Sharfaraz Ahmed, 25, Umar Arshad, 24, and Syed Farhan Hussain, 22, all from Luton, Bedfordshire, considered methods, materials and targets for an attack.

The men, arrested in April last year following a series of raids at their homes, pleaded guilty at Woolwich Crown Court, south east London, in March, to engaging in conduct in preparation for acts of terrorism.

Bid to halt extradition goes to High Court

A Tooting man will today take his fight to avoid extradition to the US to the High Court.

Computer expert Babar Ahmad has been held in a UK prison without trial for eight years after being accused of raising funds for terrorism.

His judicial review application will be heard today along with that of radical cleric Abu Hamza and another suspect, Khaled Al-Fawwaz.

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