Man From Leeds Charged With Terrorism Offences | Counter Terrorism Policing

Man From Leeds Charged With Terrorism Offences

A man from Leeds has been charged with terrorism offences following an intelligence led investigation by Counter Terrorism Policing North East into suspected Extreme Right Wing activity.

Pawel Golaszewski, 33,  from Leeds has been charged with six offences contrary to Section 58 (1)(b) of the Terrorism Act 2000; possession a document or record containing information of a kindly likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism.

He was arrested on Saturday February 23. He appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court on Saturday March 9 and was remanded in to custody.

West Yorkshire Police continue to work closely with their partners and communities to reassure local people and protect the public.

Chief Superintendent Steve Cotter, Leeds District Commander, said: “We have been continuing to liaise closely with our counter terrorism colleagues while they have been progressing this investigation towards today’s charges.

“We recognise that investigations of this nature can cause understandable public concern and we are speaking with key representatives across our communities to reassure them and keep them informed.

“Communities have a key role to play in defeating terrorism and we want people to be reassured that we remain committed to tackling all forms of extremism that can threaten public safety and security.

“Officers from our local neighbourhood policing teams can be contacted to discuss any concerns that people may have. We encourage anyone who sees or hears anything that could be terrorist related to ACT on their instincts by reporting their concerns at www.gov.uk/ACT