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Two 20 somethings jailed for terror offences

Mohammed Mayow and Mohanned Jasim jailed for publishing and circulating inflammatory material Photo: SECTU

Two young men have been jailed for terror offences after being prevented from leaving the country at the Port of Dover.

Mohammed Mayow, 23, from Hayes in Middlesex, and Mohanned Jasim aged 21 from Southall were arrested by Kent Police at Dover Eastern Docks, as they were trying to leave the UK back in November 2015. They were then charged and prosecuted by the South East Counter Terrorism Unit, otherwise known as SECTU.

Mayow pleaded guilty to six counts of distributing or circulating a terrorist publication in contravention of the Terrorism Act of 2206. He was sentenced to five years and two months in prison.

While Mohanned Jasim pleaded guilty to two counts of publishing a statement while intending to - or being reckless as to whether it would - incite others to commit, prepare or instigate acts of terrorism. The action is an offence against the Terrorism Act 2006. Jasim was jailed for two years.

“This has been a detailed investigation, which has led to the defendants pleading guilty in light of the weight of evidence against them.”

“These arrests were a direct result of good work by Kent Police officers at the Port of Dover who intervened to stop them leaving the country. Whilst we cannot be certain exactly where Mayow and Jasim were heading or what they intended to do, the subsequent investigation enabled these offences to be identified and today’s sentences reflect the seriousness of sharing extremist material.”

Anyone who knows of someone who may be potentially vulnerable to being drawn into terrorist-related activity, including travelling abroad to conflict zones should contact local police for advice and support on 101.

“The public can also help us stop terrorism online by reporting graphic or extremist material or content that supports or glorifies terrorism. The public can report online terrorist material by visiting the national Prevent Tragedies website: www.preventtragedies.co.uk .”

– Detective Superintendent Ian Hunter, Head of Investigations, South East Counter Terrorism Unit (SECTU)

The police statement issued after the case has urged the public to get in touch if they see or hear something that they are concerned could be terrorist related. The Anti-Terrorist Hotline is on 0800 789 321.