Leeds & West Yorkshire

Dewsbury man given suspended jail sentence for terrorism offence

A man has been given a suspended 12 month jail sentence after being found guilty of having information likely to be useful for terrorism.

Adeel Amjad, 35, of Dewsbury, West Yorkshire was found guilty of the offence under Section 58 of the Terrorism Act at Leeds Crown Court.

Material of a terrorist nature was found at his home by The North East Counter Terrorism Unit in April.

Det Chief Supt Clive Wain, of the unit, said it was a "serious offence".

"We hope that today's sentence sends out a clear message that anyone caught having this type of material in their possession can expect to be brought before the courts", he added.

Amjad was found guilty of possessing a record of information likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism.

The sentence was suspended for two years.

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