29/11/23

Counter-terrorism police to be given more powers to retain biometrics

Counter-terrorism police will be given the right to hold onto the biometrics of individuals regarded as a posing a potential threat, under proposed changes in data protection laws. The UK Government has announced the plan as one of a number of amendments to the Data Protection and Digital Information Bill aimed at .....

29/11/23

Man arrested by counter-terrorism police accused of sending threats to MP ‘over Israel and Gaza’

A man charged with stalking an MP and sending threats “over the issues in Israel and Gaza” has been remanded in custody. Feras Al-Jayoosi, 36, was arrested by counter-terrorism police on Thursday on suspicion of sending threats to Justin Tomlinson, the Conservative MP for Swindon. He appeared at Swindon .....

29/11/23

Three jailed for 36 years for selling gun to Brighton terrorist

Three people have been jailed for their part in trying to arm Brighton terrorist Edward Little who planned a mass shooting in London on the day of Queen Elizabeth’s funeral last year. Little, of Pelham Street, Brighton, is due to be jailed for preparing acts of terrorism at the Central Criminal Court, better known .....

27/11/23

Tommy Robinson is charged with breaching an exclusion order after being escorted from march against antisemitism

Tommy Robinson has been charged with breaching an exclusion order after he was escorted from a march against antisemitism.  The Metropolitan Police said that the 40-year-old, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley Lennon, is accused of failing to comply with a direction to leave an area and will appear .....

23/11/23

Thai negotiators held talks with Hamas in attempt to free hostages

Thai officials held talks with Hamas in Iran last week in an effort to secure the release of the 22 Thai people taken hostage during its attack on Israel. Officials, who held a two-hour meeting with Hamas in Tehran on 26 October, were told that the Thai hostages would be released at “the right .....

23/11/23

Turkish police detain 13 IS suspects in Istanbul

Turkish security forces on Wednesday detained in Istanbul 13 suspected members of the Islamic State (IS) who may have plans to carry out attacks in the country. The state-run Anadolu agency reported that Istanbul anti-terror police units launched simultaneous operations covering 10 districts to capture the suspects. .....

23/11/23

Hundreds of German police raid properties of Hamas supporters in Berlin and across the country

Hundreds of police officers searched the properties of Hamas members and followers in Germany on Thursday morning following a formal ban on any activity by or in support of the militant group. The German government implemented the ban on Nov. 2 and dissolved Samidoun, a group that was behind a celebration .....

22/11/23

Portsmouth man, 19, charged with weapons and terror offences

A 19-year-old man has been charged with attempting to manufacture a weapon and possessing documents that could be used for preparing an act of terrorism. Jack Robinson, of Hawthorne Crescent, Portsmouth, Hampshire, was charged on Saturday. He is accused of several offences under Section 58 of the Terrorism Act 2000 .....

22/11/23

‘Pro-Nazi’ terrorist attack thwarted in the United Kingdom

William Howitt, a 27-year-old former soldier for the British military, was found guilty of preparing to commit a terrorist attack in the United Kingdom, according to a November 17 release from the UK’s Counter-Terrorism Police (CTP.)  Howitt had planned an attack on a bookshop in Nottingham because .....

16/11/23

Boy, 17, arrested by counter terror police after pro Hamas social media post

A teenage boy was arrested in a dawn raid by anti-terror police after allegedly making a social media post praising Hamas. The 17-year-old was detained at his home in south London amid a spike of 2,200 referrals to the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command since the Hamas massacre on 7 October. He .....