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UPDATE: Man jailed following counter terrorism investigation

News   •   Dec 02, 2019 20:35 GMT

[Jailed: Yahya Rashid]

A man who was found guilty of offences under the Counter Terrorism Act has been jailed for 12 months, following an investigation by the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command (CTC).

Yahya Rashid, 23 (29.03.96) of north London, was arrested on Sunday, 1 December by officers from the Met's CTC on suspicion of breaching notification requirements under the Counter Terrorism Act 2008.

Rashid was subsequently charged on Monday, 2 December with two counts of failing, without reasonable excuse, to notify police of relevant contact details - namely a phone number and email address - contrary to sections 48 and 54 of the Counter Terrorism Act, 2008.

He appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court on the same day, where he pleaded guilty to both offences and was sentenced to six months' imprisonment for each count to be served consecutively. 

As Rashid was on licence, having been previously convicted and sentenced in 2015 for terrorism offences, he was also recalled to prison to serve out the remainder of his five-year sentence relating to that offence. When that sentence is served, he will then begin the 12-month sentence for the offences he was convicted of today.

+ As previously stated, this investigation was not connected with the London Bridge terror attack and enquiries into this matter were underway prior to the incident on Friday, 29 November.