A 31 year-old man from Hull has today (Thursday, June 18, 2020) appeared before Leeds Magistrates Court charged with two offences of Encouraging Terrorism, contrary to Section 1 of the Terrorism Act 2006, following an investigation by Counter Terrorism Policing North East and Humberside Police.
He has been remanded in custody and will next appear at the Central Criminal Court, London on July 10, 2020.
The man was arrested on the morning of Saturday June 13 on suspicion of affray and possession of an offensive weapon. He was further arrested on suspicion of offences under Section 41 of the Terrorism Act that evening.
Chief Superintendent Scott Young from Humberside Police said: “The detention, subsequent charging and remand of a man following his arrest on Cheadle Close, Hull (on Saturday 13 June) should provide reassurance for the local community.
“We continue to believe this to be an isolated incident with no wider risk to the public and thank the local residents for their support throughout.”
Humberside Police constantly work to ensure our communities are safe from the evolving threat posed by terrorists but we can’t do it alone. Partner agencies and communities play a crucial role in defeating terrorists and your support and vigilance is key.
If you think you have seen something suspicious that may be linked to terrorist activity have the confidence to share those concerns. It may be unusual behaviour in a particular place or at a particular time of day – don’t rely on others.