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A man has been convicted following an investigation by the Counter Terrorism Command

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A man has been convicted following an investigation by the Counter Terrorism Command

A man has been convicted for breaching the terms of his Terrorism Notification Order following an investigation by the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command.

Muhammad Abid, 33 (16.08.90) of Newham, was found guilty on Tuesday, 23 April at the Old Bailey, of two breaches of a Part 4 Notification Order under the Counter Terrorism Act, 2008.

The breaches relate to Abid failing to notify officers about a bank account he had opened, and of a vehicle that had been de-registered from his possession.

Detective Chief Superintendent Gareth Rees, Head of Operations at the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command, said: “We take the monitoring of terrorism notification requirements very seriously. These are in place to help us identify and manage any potential risk posed by those previously convicted of terrorism offences and, ultimately, keep the public safe. Abid failed to provide the information he was required, so we’ve taken action to investigate that and bring him back before the courts.”

Abid was made subject to the notification order as a result of a previous investigation by the Counter Terrorism Command. Abid was convicted in January 2018 of failing to disclose information about an act of terrorism that he was aware of, contrary to section 38 of the Terrorism Act, 2000.

He was sentenced to four years and three months’ imprisonment in relation to that matter, and as part of his sentence, was made subject to Part 4 Notification requirements for ten years.

Abid was released from prison in August 2021 and officers maintained contact with him to monitor his compliance with the Notification Order. However, officers became concerned over Abid’s lack of engagement with them and in March 2022 officers carried out searches using powers under section 56A of the Counter Terrorism Act 2008, at two addresses in east London linked to Abid.

As a result of the searches, officers found evidence suggesting Abid had breached the terms of his notification requirement and after further enquiries, Abid was charged in August 2023, with the alleged breaches and subsequently convicted as above. Abid was remanded in custody and is due to be sentenced at the Old Bailey on Monday, 17 June.




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