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Man Jailed for Sharing Terrorist Material

A Salford man who posted contents from a terrorist’s handbook on social media - and encouraged attacks in Britain - has been jailed.



Jonathan Sandiford, Prosecuting for the Counter Terrorism Unit, successfully secures a custodial sentence for Adam Wyatt who was charged with sharing terrorist material on social media.

 

 

 

 

 The following text has been taken from the Manchester Evening News 19th April 2018

He was encouraging others and sharing information that could have led to the deaths of others

Adam Wyatt who posted contents from a terrorist’s handbook on social media - and encouraged attacks in Britain - has been jailed.

Police said Adam Wyatt aired his ‘abhorrent’ views online and shared information that could have led to people’s deaths.

The 48-year-old was sentenced to three years and nine months at Manchester Crown Court after pleading guilty to owning and sharing terrorist material.

Wyatt admitted disseminating a terrorist publication.

One passage read: “Britain must atone for its sins in Palestine.”

Wyatt posted online that jihad was an obligation for Muslims.

He also admitted owning booklets called the ‘Mujahedeen Poisons Handbook’ and ‘Advice To Those Who Cannot Come To Sham’.

Detective Inspector Mike Abbott from the North West Counter Terrorism Unit, said: “At the hearing the judge not only decided that Adam Wyatt’s actions were intentional, but sentenced him to imprisonment.

“Wyatt used social media to air his abhorrent views and encourage terrorist attacks in Britain and across the world.

“Although Wyatt never pursued an attack himself, he was encouraging others and sharing information that could have led to the deaths of others.

“He will now spend the next three years and nine months in prison where he can no longer poison minds and encourage people to kill for his cause.”

Wyatt, of Bridgewater Street, Greengate, was charged with nine counts of encouragement of terrorism, contrary to section 1 of the Terrorism Act 2006; five counts of possession of a document or record containing information of a kind likely to be useful to a person preparing or committing an act of terrorism, contrary to section 58(1)(b) of the Terrorism Act 2000; and two counts of dissemination of terrorist publication, contrary to Section 2 of the Terrorism Act 2006.



 

 

The following text has been taken from BBC News on 18th April 2018

A man has been jailed for owning and sharing terrorist handbooks.

 

Muslim convert Adam Wyatt, 48, admitted disseminating a terrorist publication that said "Britain must atone for its sins in Palestine" and posting on social media that jihad was an obligation for all Muslims.

 

Wyatt, of Bridgewater Street, Salford, was sentenced to three years and nine months at Manchester Crown Court.

 

A judge ruled his actions were intentional rather than reckless.

 

Material in his possession including a book about poisons and other deadly substances that could be used in terrorist attacks.

 

 

 

Det Insp Mike Abbott said Wyatt "used social media to air his abhorrent views and encourage terrorist attacks in Britain and across the world" but can "no longer poison minds and encourage people to kill for his cause".

 

"Although Wyatt never pursued an attack himself, he was encouraging others and sharing information that could have led to the deaths of others," he said.




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