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Convicted terrorist in the East Midlands jailed for breaching notification requirements

A convicted terrorist from Nottinghamshire has been returned to jail after admitting to breaching a notification order and being in possession of offensive weapons.

Pictured Roger Smith, formerly of Summerwood Lane in Clifton, pleaded guilty to three counts of failing to comply with requirements under his 10-year Part 4 Notification Order, contrary to the Counter Terrorism Act 2008, by failing to notify police of a phone number, email address and passport.

Roger Smith custody image

The 53-year-old also pleaded guilty to six counts of being in possession of an offensive weapon in a private place.

Having been released from prison in December 2020, following conviction in January 2017 for explosives and terrorism offences, Smith was arrested in September 2021. A subsequent search of his home uncovered a number of flick and zombie-style knives and a can of pepper spray.

On Friday 10 March 2023, at Leicester Crown Court, Smith was sentenced to a total of 20 months’ imprisonment.

Detective Inspector Christopher Brett, from Counter Terrorism Policing in the East Midlands (CTP EM), said: “Roger Smith had already spent time in jail for explosives and terrorist offences, but despite the period served and the interventions in place to support his rehabilitation, he proceeded to breach his notification order and even reverted to building a collection of potentially deadly weapons.

“This result shows the proactivity involved and the extent to which we go in order to protect communities from terrorism.

“Information from the public is vital to our investigations. If you have any concerns, don’t wait, report them.”

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