Colin Webster convicted in court of terrorist offence
A KELTY man has been found guilty of offences under the Terrorism Act.
Colin Webster, 61, of Station Road, shared an online video supporting National Action, a banned extreme right-wing terrorist group.
Police Scotland's Counter Terrorism Unit launched an investigation that led to his conviction yesterday (Wednesday) after a trial at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.
He was found guilty of a charge that on 1st December 2021 he distributed or circulated terrorist publications by posting a video on the social media website GAB.
Namely, a National Action propaganda video - National Action Speaks – a video from a proscribed organisation under the Terrorism Act 2000, with the intention that it would encourage the commission, preparation or instigation of such acts of terrorism.
Detective Inspector Jon Pleasance, of the Organised Crime and Counter Terrorism Unit, said: “Webster shared this hateful content online with a complete disregard of its corrosive impact or the radicalising effect it could have on others in our communities.
“It is entirely unacceptable to promote terrorism or extremism, and sharing material of this nature could ultimately endanger the public.
"We will not hesitate to investigate online behaviour or content which breaches terrorism or other criminal legislation.
“We are committed to combatting terrorism in all its forms, and information from the public is vital.
"Anyone with information on a terrorist threat should contact Police Scotland immediately or by using the ACT Early website."
Sheriff Susan Duff called for reports and Webster will be sentenced on 18th December.
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