Police and prosecutors had long been working to find grounds to convict Anjem Choudary, the Director of Public Prosecutions said today, after the hate preacher was jailed for five-and a half-years.
Alison Saunders said the CPS were "very pleased" they had finally been able to prosecute Choudary after he publicly supported so-called Islamic State.
"Prosecutors have been looking and working with the police for a long time to make sure that we were able to bring him to justice," she told ITV News.
Anjem Choudary has been very careful to walk a line where he didn't cross over into offences - until recently - until the home secretary proscribed Daesh as a terrorist organisation.
What's very clear is that he has been encouraging others to join a terrorist organisation that commits atrocities and really we are very pleased that we have been able to prosecute.
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