Man, 25, from Castlefield, High Wycombe jailed for terrorism offence following trial at the Old Bailey
A 25 year old man of Burnham Close, High Wycombe has been sentenced to 21 months imprisonment, and was also given a 10 year notification period, after being found guilty of a terrorism offence.
The man entered into an arrangement to provide equipment knowing it would be used for terrorist purposes in Syria.
He was found guilty at the Old Bailey under Section 17 of the Terrorism Act 2000 to provide property, knowing or having reasonable cause to suspect that they would or may be used for purposes of terrorism and was sentenced on Wednesday 20th May 2015.
At the trial, which started on Monday 18th May 2015, the court heard that the man had entered into an agreement with another man associated with the Islamic State in Syria to provide him with a pair of ballistic eye wear for terrorist purposes.
Detective Chief Superintendent Richard Humphrey, Head of the South East Counter Terrorism Unit, said: ‘[The man] entered into the agreement knowing fully what purpose the goggles would be used for.
Terrorism and support of terrorism is not acceptable in any form.
We hope this shows that we continue to work tirelessly to tackle the threat posed by terrorism.‘
Superintendent Ed McLean, Local police Area Commander for Wycombe said: ‘Specialist officers work very closely with the community in Wycombe to implement the national Prevent programme. This involves supporting those who may be vulnerable to radicalisation and helping to prevent people from becoming involved in terrorist activity.
Anyone who has any concerns should contact Thames Valley Police by dialling 101. If you see or hear anything that could be terrorist related, trust your instincts – please call us on 101 or call the Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321.‘
When sentencing, His Honour Judge Peter Rook QC, said: ‘You have committed a serious offence, you made the arrangement knowing they were going to be used for terrorism on the battlefield.
You were more than a willing participant for the cause. This particular eye wear is designed for the battlefield, you researched the eye wear and you would have been aware of its utility in military engagement.‘