Man walks free after distributing Anarchist's Cookbook

A man walked free from court after receiving a suspended sentence for collecting and distributing documents which could be useful in terrorism.

Niall Florence, 21, previously pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey to five offences of collecting documents, including the Anarchist's Cookbook, the Al Qaida Manual and the Expedient Homemade Firearms manual.

Florence also pleaded guilty to distributing two editions of the Anarchist's Cookbook at the hearing in November. The offences were said to have occurred between February and August 2011.

Returning to the same court for sentencing, Florence was handed 18 months on each count, suspended for two years.