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Five men charged following terrorist arrests over the last two weeks

October 17, 2014, 1:22 pm

Five men have been charged following terrorist arrests over the last two weeks.

They are:

[A] Tarik Hassane, 21 (12/9/93) of Princess Alice House, Dalgarno Way, London W10

[E] Suhaib Majeed, 20 (12/4/94) of Cherwell House, Church Street Estate, London NW8

[F] Nyall Hamlett, 24 (8/5/90) of Hanwell House, Great Western Road, London W2; and

[G] Momen Motasim, 21 (10/9/93) of Reading House, Hallfield Estate, London W2.

They are jointly charged under section 5(1) of the Terrorism Act 2006 as follows:

Between 8 July 2014 and 7 October 2014 with the intention of committing acts of terrorism, or assisting others to commit such acts, you engaged in conduct in preparation for giving effect to that intention, namely:

Took an oath of allegiance to the group IS (Islamic State) a proscribed organization

Gave instructions on the use of secure communications

Set up methods of secret communications

Entered into covert discussions

Demonstrated trade craft by the use of code words for money, mopeds and firearms

Discussed and agreed the sourcing of a firearm

Discussed the sourcing of, and suitable make of moped

Discussed the storage of a moped in Shepherds Bush, West London

Downloaded and circulated the fatwa of Al Adnani

Considered, discussed and decided to act on the fatwa of Al Adnani

Retained an extract from the fatwa of Al Adani

Conducted research into makes of handguns

Arranged for the procurement of a Baikal handgun and ammunition

Entered into an agreement to procure a Baikal handgun and ammunition

Entered into an agreement to supply a Baikal handgun and ammunition

Delivered a converted Baikal handgun and 6 rounds of ammunition

Assisted in the collection and delivery of a converted Baikal handgun and 6 rounds of ammunition

Took possession of a converted Baikal handgun (incorporating a silencer) and 6 rounds of ammunition

Researched on YouTube for Baikal handguns having taken possession of one

Stored the Baikal handgun and ammunition

Viewed and retained an image sent via Instagram of two Metropolitan Police Officers

Viewed and retained an image sent via Instagram of two Metropolitan Police Community Support Officers

Conducted hostile reconnaissance utilising Google Street View mapping of Shepherds Bush Police Station and White City Territorial Army Barracks

Possessed a copy of Inspire edition 1 (Summer 2010)

Possessed a copy of Inspire winter 1431

Possessed extremist jihadi material including a copy of Dabiq edition 04 published on 4 October 2014 containing among other articles graphic images of the beheading of Steven Sotloff

The fifth man, [H] Nathan Cuffy, 25 (21/6/89) of Sandbourne House, Dartmouth Close, London W11 is charged with firearms offences, as below:

On 23 September 2014, without the authority of the Defence Council, you transferred a converted Baikal handgun (incorporating a silencer) to Nyall Hamlett Contrary to Section 5 (1) (aba) of the Firearms Act 1968

And on 23 September 2014, without the authority of the Defence Council you transferred to Nyall Hamlett a magazine containing six rounds of ammunition Contrary to S ection 5 (1) (c) of the Firearms Act 1968.

All five men will be appearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court at 14.30 today, 17 October.
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Two men arrested on Tuesday, 7 October [B – 21yrs] and [D – 20 yrs] on suspicion of being concerned in the Commission, Preparation or Instigation of acts of Terrorism (contrary to section 40(1)(b) of the Terrorism Act 2000) were released from custody on Monday, 13 October.

A sixth man [C] – also arrested on 7 October on on suspicion of being concerned in the Commission, Preparation or Instigation of acts of Terrorism – was released from custody on Friday, 17 October. Evidence was submitted to the CPS which advised there was insufficient evidence to charge at this time.

(Under the Terrorism Act 2000 we are not able to release people on bail.)

A 19-year-old woman [I] has been released on police bail until next week pending further enquiries.

 
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