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Offences related to terrorism are often extremely serious and attract high levels of interest from the press and public. As the law has evolved parliament has introduced a raft of legislation to deal with the threat. The legislation now includes:

  • Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015
  • Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Act 2011
  • The Terrorist Asset Freezing Act 2010
  • The Counter-Terrorism Act 2008
  • The Terrorism Act 2006
  • The Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005
  • Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001
  • Terrorism Act 2000  

With the legislation being so far reaching there are a very high number of acts which are illegal and can result in lengthy terms of imprisonment. Three of the most common offences prosecuted by the Crown Prosecution Service are:

Preparation of Terrorist Acts (s5 Terrorism Act 2006)

It is an offence for a person to engage in the preparation of acts of terrorism, or to assist others in preparation of acts of terrorism. This includes attempts. It is an offence which requires proof that an individual had a specific intent to commit an act or acts of terrorism and can encompass a wide range of different levels of criminality, from a minor role in relation to intended acts all the way through to the planning of multiple murders

Collecting Information (s58 Terrorism Act 2000)

It is an offence to collect or make a record of information of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism, or to possess a document or record containing information of that kind.

Dissemination of Terrorist Publications (s2 Terrorism Act 2006)

It is an offence to distribute a terrorist publication with the intention of encouraging acts of terrorism. A terrorist publication is one which could be useful to a person in the commission or preparation of acts of terror.

At the early stages of a terrorism investigation there will likely be an arrest, property will searched/seized and there will be an interview. It is imperative that you instruct Walker Law Ltd from the very outset. We know your rights and will defend them. We understand that law and the powers afforded to the police. We will approach your case with sensitivity, confidentiality and respect.

Due to the sensitive nature of terrorism investigations we do not display any details of these cases in the public domain

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