Anwar Said DRIOUICH (dob 09/09/1997) from Middlesbrough was today (Thursday, August 18th) sentenced for three breaches of his terrorist notification requirements at Manchester Crown Court. He was sentenced to an 18-month custodial sentence and an extended 12-month licence at the conclusion of his sentence.
DRIOUICH is a convicted terrorist offender who in 2020 was sentenced to 20 months imprisonment following convictions for possessing explosives (contrary to Explosives Act 1883) and Possessing Terrorist Material (contrary to S58 Terrorism Act 2000). He was therefore subjected to Notification Requirements under Part 4 of the Counter Terrorism Act 2008.
DRIOUICH was arrested for breaching these requirements, contrary to Section 54 of the Counter-Terrorism Act 2008, by officers from Counter Terrorism Policing North-East in January 2022. He was immediately taken back into custody where he has remained since. DRIOUCH was later charged with breaches, that occurred between October 21 and January 22, and included withholding from the police an alias name and financial accounts. DRIOUICH eventually pleaded guilty to these offences at Manchester Crown Court last week (Friday August 12th) after overwhelming evidence was submitted by the police prior to a trial.
T/Detective Chief Superintendent Peter Craig is the Head of Counter Terrorism Policing North- East. He said: “Today’s outcome will hopefully act as a reminder that we continue to monitor those that have been convicted of terrorism, released from prison and subjected to Part 4 Notification Requirements.”
“Terrorism is a continuous ongoing problem and I would therefore urge people to remain vigilant and ACT by reporting in confidence anything they hear or see that doesn’t seem right, online or in the real word, at gov.uk/ACT. In an emergency, always dial 999”.