Three Keighley residents charged under Terrorism Act

Two men and a woman from Keighley have been charged as part of an investigation into right wing terrorism following raids in the town earlier this month.

29 year old Daniel Wright of Whinfield Avenue, 30 year old Liam Hall of Hill Top Walk and Stacey Salmon, 28, also of Hill Top Walk are charged with multiple offences and will appear at Westminster Magistrates Court by videolink today (Friday 14th May 2021).

In addition, a 28 year old man from Anglesey has also been charged. A 16 year old boy from Swindon in Wiltshire who was also arrested on 1st May has been released without charge.

Detective Chief Superintendent Martin Snowden, Head of Counter Terrorism Policing North East, said: “We understand these arrests and police activity have caused considerable concern within our communities, in particular the impact of speculation around them and the ongoing enquiries across social media.

“Public safety remains our number one priority at all times. An extensive and thorough investigation has led to these four individuals being put before courts.

“We would like to thank everyone for their patience, understanding and support and continue to ask for the cooperation of the public in not speculating about the case to avoid any negative or prejudicial impact on the forthcoming court proceedings."

Daniel Wright, 29, of Whinfield Avenue, Keighley, West Yorkshire, is charged with:

  • One offence of disseminating a terrorist publication that encourages terrorism contrary to Section 2 of the Terrorism Act 2006
  • One offence of possessing articles connected with an act of terrorism contrary to Section 57 of the Terrorism Act 2000
  • Three offences of possessing a document or record likely to be useful to a person committing an act of terrorism contrary to Section 58 of the Terrorism Act 2000
  • One offence of manufacturing a firearm contrary to Section 5(2A) of the Firearms Act 1968
  • One offence of possession of a firearm contrary to S5 (1)(aba) of the Firearms Act 1968

Liam Hall, 30, of Hill Top Walk, Keighley, West Yorkshire, is charged with:

  • One offence of possessing articles connected with an act of terrorism contrary to Section 57 of the Terrorism Act 2000
  • One offence of manufacturing a firearm contrary to Section 5(2A) of the Firearms Act 1968
  • One offence of possession of a firearm contrary to S5 (1)(aba) of the Firearms Act 1968

Stacey Salmon, 28, of Hill Top Walk, Keighley, West Yorkshire, is charged with:

  • One offence of possessing articles connected with an act of terrorism contrary to Section 57 of the Terrorism Act 2000
  • One offence of possession a firearm contrary to Section 5(1)(aba) of the Firearms Act 1968

Samuel Whibley, 28, of Derwen Deg, Menai Bridge, Isle of Anglesey, is charged with:

  • Six offences of the encouragement of terrorism contrary to Section 1 of the Terrorism Act 2006
  • Two offences of disseminating a terrorist publication that encourages terrorism contrary to Section 2 of the Terrorism Act 2006

Detective Chief Superintendent Snowden added: “Every year thousands of reports from the public help police tackle the terrorist threat. If you see or hear something that doesn’t seem right, trust your instincts and ACT by reporting to police in confidence at gov.uk/ACT.

“Reporting won’t ruin lives, but it could save them. Action Counters Terrorism. Remember, in an emergency, always dial 999.”

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