1. ITV Report

Bradford man jailed after pleading guilty to terror offences

Credit: CTP NE

A Bradford man has been jailed for 24 months after he pleaded guilty to possessing and sharing terrorist related material.

Farooq Rashid, 43, pleaded guilty to:

  • one count under Section 2 of the Terrorism Act 2006, Dissemination of a terrorist publication
  • one count of Possessing a publication likely to be useful to a terrorist, contrary to Section 58 of the Terrorism Act 2000.

Rashid was arrested by officers from Counter Terrorism Policing North East in October 2016 as part of an intelligence led inquiry and charged in September 2017.

“Terrorist groups such as Daesh rely heavily on their propaganda being shared online to encourage support, radicalise, and provoke individuals to carry out attacks abroad and in the UK. By sharing and possessing such documents, Rashid has now received a prison sentence.

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

– Detective Chief Superintendent Martin Snowden is the Head of CTP North East