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Terrorist Offender Sentenced to Four Years

Nicholas Roddis

A 38 year old man from South Yorkshire has been sentenced for breaching his terrorist notification requirements, possessing ammunition and a stalking offence, following investigations by Counter Terrorism Policing North East and South Yorkshire Police.

Nicholas Roddis (14/02/85), originally from Rotherham, was sentenced to a total of four years imprisonment at Sheffield Crown Court today, Friday April 28, 2023.

Roddis is a convicted terrorist offender. In 2009 he was sentenced to seven years for engaging in acts of terrorism and a bomb hoax offence. He was also convicted for firearms offences in 2016 and 2019.

Roddis was arrested for breaching his notification requirements, contrary to Section 54 of the Counter-Terrorism Act 2008, by officers from Counter Terrorism Policing North East in July 2022. Roddis was later charged with five breaches, after failing to disclose four contact numbers and a bank card to police.

In October 2022, Roddis also pleaded guilty to two separate offences of possessing ammunition, following a parallel investigation by South Yorkshire Police. He was also found guilty of a stalking offence.

The separate prosecutions were brought together for sentencing today.

Detective Chief Superintendent Jim Dunkerley is the Head of Counter Terrorism Policing North East. He said: “Those subject to notification requirements are stringently monitored. Breaches of any kind are taken very seriously and will be prosecuted.

“Roddis knew the risks of failing to adhere to his notification requirements. Despite this, he believed he could withhold information from our officers. His attempt to do so was quickly identified and ultimately resulted in his return to prison.”