Woman from Manchester had Islamic State instructions on how to plan a terrorist attack on her phone
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A Manchester woman who had Islamic State instructions on how to plan a terrorist attack on her phone has been jailed.
Saria Saugir Hamid, 39, got the material from extremist magazines.
She downloaded publications by the terrorist organisation Islamic State, which contained articles which encouraged the reader to engage in acts of terrorism.
Hamid, of Boyle Street, Cheetham Hill was sentenced at Manchester Crown Court to 28 months – and will serve a minimum of 14 months in prison.
She was sentenced for five offences relating to the collection of terrorist information, likely to be useful to a person preparing for or committing an act of terrorism having pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing.
She was stopped by officers at Manchester Airport on July 18th as she attempted to fly to Turkey with her family.
Specialist Counter Terrorism officers seized and reviewed Hamid’s mobile phone and found she had downloaded numerous magazines providing instructions by the jihadist group on planning terrorist attacks.
Detective Superintendent William Chatterton, of Counter Terrorism Policing for the North West, said: “As terrorist propaganda can be used as a tool in the radicalisation of others, it is a real and serious threat which we remain committed to tackling.
“I hope this case shows that anyone found to possess or share any form of terrorist publications or propaganda can expect to be investigated and brought to justice.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all involved for their support, co-operation and tireless efforts throughout the investigation, including the Crown Prosecution Service.”
Source: Manchester Evening News