A 49-year-old woman from Leeds has been found guilty of terrorism offences at Leeds Crown Court. Nabeela Anjum, born on 19 April 1976 and residing on Upland Road in Roundhay, was charged with two counts of failing to disclose information about acts of terrorism to the police, in violation of Section 38B of the Terrorism Act 2000.

Anjum has been released on bail pending sentencing, with the date yet to be confirmed.

The charges were brought against Anjum by Counter Terrorism Policing North East in October 2023. The prosecution presented a chronological timeline of WhatsApp messages and calls, demonstrating her failure to inform the police about critical information related to a planned terror attack.

Anjum’s son, Sameer, had become radicalised, embracing extremist Islamist beliefs and consuming terrorist propaganda. He was also in communication with a London-based individual, Al Arfat Hassan, who had procured chemicals intended for bomb-making. Despite being aware of these activities, Anjum did not report them to the authorities.

Hassan appeared at the Old Bailey on 10 November 2023 and pleaded guilty to possessing 500ml of acetone and 750ml of hydrogen peroxide, articles intended for use in an act of terrorism, contrary to Section 57 of the Terrorism Act 2000.

Sameer Anjum was also prosecuted and received a custodial sentence for failing to disclose Hassan’s terrorist intentions regarding the chemicals to the police.

Detective Chief Superintendent James Dunkerley, Head of Counter Terrorism Policing North East, emphasised the importance of reporting serious information to the police. He stated, “We are all under a legal duty to report to the police any information which we know or believe might be of assistance in preventing an act of terrorism. You may think that you are helping and protecting someone by withholding information, but you are not, and it can make things worse.”

Dunkerley urged anyone concerned about someone’s behaviour to contact the national Police Prevent Advice Line on 0800 011 3764. “Family and friends are best placed to know when something doesn’t feel right. By seeking support at an early stage, together we can prevent them from being drawn into harmful groups or activities and help them choose a different path,” he added.

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George has a degree in Cyber Security from Glasgow Caledonian University and has a keen interest in naval and cyber security matters and has appeared on national radio and television to discuss current events. George is on Twitter at @geoallison
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Mark (@guest_820018)
13 days ago

Why are these terrorists not being deported after serving sentences. Kick them out!

terence patrick hewett
terence patrick hewett (@guest_820043)
13 days ago

Deport, together with all family and dependents.

Uninformed Civvy Lurker
Uninformed Civvy Lurker (@guest_820171)
13 days ago

No need to deport.

As per article- “Anjum has been released on bail pending sentencing, with the date yet to be confirmed.”

Very unlikely to still be in the U.K.

Rob N
Rob N (@guest_820277)
12 days ago

Yes I have no idea why they allowed bail. She will lie low or leave the country.

Rusty O'Toole
Rusty O'Toole (@guest_820476)
11 days ago

“Bail” I feel sick!!!

Iain (@guest_820510)
11 days ago

They are not radicals that’s what they believe kick them all out simple as