Six appear at court on terrorism charges
Six people have appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court today (Tuesday) on terrorism charges.
They are charged with being members of a banned extreme far right group and have been remanded into custody to appear before London’s Central Criminal Court on Friday 19 January.
All six are charged with being concerned in the commission, preparation and instigation of acts of terrorism under Section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000; namely on suspicion of being a member of a proscribed organisation (National Action) contrary to sec 11 of the Terrorism Act.
Those charged are:
- Nathan Pryke, aged 26 of Dartford Road, March, Cambridge
- Adam Thomas, aged 21 of Waltham Gardens, Banbury, Oxfordshire
- Claudia Patatas, aged 38 of Waltham Gardens, Banbury, Oxfordshire
- Darren Fletcher, aged 28 of Kitchen Lane, Wednesfield, Wolverhampton
- Daniel Bogunovic, aged 26 of Crown Hills Rise, Leicester
- Joel Wilmore, aged 24 of Bramhall Moor Lane, Stockport
Thomas is also charged with possessing information of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism contrary to s.58 of Terrorism Act 2000.
Fletcher is also charged with five counts of breaching an anti-social behaviour order.
At today’s court appearance Bogunvic was additionally charged with a separate offence of inciting racial hatred under Sec 18 (1) of the Public Order Act 1986. This relates to National Action branded stickers being found displayed in the grounds of the Aston University complex in July 2016.
The arrests took place on Wednesday 3 January by officers from West Midlands Police Counter Terrorism Unit in conjunction with North West CTU, CT Policing South East, Eastern CTIU and EMSOU (previously EM CTIU).
The arrests were pre-planned and intelligence-led; there was no threat to the public’s safety.