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Jury convicts Yorkshire pair following trial at Leeds Crown Court

Two people from Yorkshire have today (Monday, June 5) been sentenced at Leeds Crown Court after been found guilty of multiple offences last week.

Darren Reynolds from Sheffield has been sentenced to 12 years imprisonment and Christine Grayson from York has been given a 12 month custodial sentence.


A 60-year-old man and a 59-year-old woman from Yorkshire have today (Thursday, June 1) been convicted of multiple offences, following a five week trial at Leeds Crown Court.

Darren Reynolds (21/12/1962) of Newbould Crescent, Sheffield was found guilty of:

  • One offence under Section 1 of the Terrorism Act 2006 – Direct/indirect encouragement of terrorism to others to the commission, preparation, or instigation of acts of terrorism
  • One offence under Section 2 of the Terrorism Act 2006 – Dissemination of a Terrorist Publication
  • Six offences under Section 58 of the Terrorism Act 2000 – Possession of material containing information likely to be useful to a person committing an act of terrorism

Christine Grayson (08/06/1963) of Boothwood Road, York was found guilty of:

  • One offence of Conspiracy to Commit Criminal Damage

Grayson subscribed to conspiracy theories involving 5G mobile phone masts and used her views to justify her plan to damage and potentially destroy local 5G masts.

Reynolds posted and shared material that supported his extreme right-wing views. He collected multiple sources of illegal neo-Nazi material that included images and videos that were racist and antisemitic.

Both have been remanded into custody ahead of sentencing on Monday, June 5.

Detective Chief Superintendent James Dunkerley, Head of Counter Terrorism Policing North East, said:

“Hateful views aim to sow discord and distrust in our communities, and one post or video has the power to radicalise and encourage others to commit acts of terrorism.”

“If you’re concerned about something you’ve seen or heard, trust your instincts and report it. You can report your concerns in confidence at gov.uk/ACT.”