Saria Hamid, 39, Downloaded Extremist Magazines on her Phone is Jailed for 28 Months in Manchester

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Saria Saugir Hamid, 39, of Boyle Street, Cheetham Hill, Manchester, downloaded magazines published by the Islamic State group on to her mobile phone, police said.

Saria Hamid, 39, Downloaded Extremist Magazines on her Phone is Jailed for 28 Months in Manchester

Saria Hamid, 39, Downloaded Extremist Magazines on her Phone is Jailed for 28 Months in Manchester

She pleaded guilty to possessing a record of information likely to be useful to terrorism. The 39-year-old was jailed for 28 months at Manchester Crown Court.

Hamid 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, contrary to Section 58(1)(b) of the Terrorism Act 2000. She had already pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing.

Hamid was stopped by officers at Manchester Airport on Wednesday 18 July as she attempted to fly to Turkey with her family.

Specialist Counter Terrorism officers seized and reviewed Hamid’s mobile phone and found that she had downloaded numerous magazines providing instructions on planning terrorist attacks.

The magazines were published by the proscribed terrorist organisation Islamic State and contained articles which encouraged the reader to engage in acts of terrorism.

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”.

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