West London man arrested over social media posts linked to Hamas | Local News | News | Teddington Nub News

West London man arrested over social media posts linked to Hamas | Local News | News | Teddington Nub News

A man has been arrested as part of an investigation by the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command into online posts related to the proscribed terrorist group Hamas.

The 43-year-old man was arrested in west London on suspicion of showing support to a terrorist organisation, contrary to section 12 of the Terrorism Act, 2000 in Wednesday, 12 June.

He was taken into police custody and officers also carried out a search at an address in west London as part of the investigation.

The man was subsequently released from police custody and has been bailed to a date in September, with enquiries ongoing.

On Tuesday, 4 June, Counter Terrorism Policing received a public referral in relation to online posts allegedly showing support for Hamas – a proscribed terrorist organisation.

The matter was referred to specialist officers in the national Counter Terrorism Internet Referral Unit for initial assessment of the posts and the matter was then passed to detectives within the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command for further investigation.

Commander Dominic Murphy, Head of the Met’s Counter TerrorismCommand, said: “Ever since the terrible attacks in Israel last October, and the subsequent conflict, there has been a significant increase in the amount of extremist and terrorist material being referred to us by the public.

“Each and every referral gets assessed by specialist officers and anything that is considered a potential terrorism offence here in the UK will get passed on for further investigation. From that investigation, if and where we find evidence of a crime being committed, then we’ll look to identify, arrest and bring the person responsible to justice.”


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