Further update on Counter Terrorism Policing North East investigation

ISSUED BY COUNTER TERRORISM POLICING NORTH EAST

Issued 2/1/2018

This is an update in connection with the ongoing investigation by Counter Terrorism Policing North East.

The 21 year old man, from the Fir Vale area of Sheffield, that was arrested on Friday, December 29 has this afternoon (Tuesday, January 2) been released without charge.

We would like to reassure the public that public safety remains our priority at all times. Extensive enquiries have satisfied the investigation that there are no grounds to charge him with any offences.

As part of this investigation, two men have been charged with terrorism offences.

(A) Farhad Salah (20/3/1995) of Brunswick Road, Sheffield is charged with one offence of Engaging in the preparation of an act of terrorism, contrary to section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006.

(D) Andi Sami Star (14/12/1986) of Sheffield Road, Chesterfield is charged with one offence of Engaging in the preparation of an act of terrorism, contrary to section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006.

Both men were remanded in custody and will next appear before the Central Criminal Court in London on January 19, 2018.

 

Issued 1/1/18

This is an update in connection with the ongoing investigation by Counter Terrorism Policing North East.

The 36 year old man, from Burngreave in Sheffield arrested on Tuesday, December 19 has this afternoon (Monday, January 1) been released without charge.

The 21 year old man, from the Fir Vale area of Sheffield, that was arrested on Friday, December 29, remains in custody.

We would like to reassure the public that public safety remains our priority at all times. Extensive enquiries have satisfied the investigation that there are no grounds to charge him with any offences.

South Yorkshire Police and Derbyshire Police continue to work closely with their partners and communities to reassure local people and protect the public.

 

Issued 30/12/2017

A further arrest has been made in South Yorkshire as a result of an ongoing investigation led by Counter Terrorism Policing North East.

(E) The 21 year old man, from the Fir Vale area of Sheffield, was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism under section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000.

The intelligence led arrest was made in the Firth Park area of Sheffield at approximately 23:00 hours on Friday evening (December 29)

Two addresses, a residential address in Fir Vale and a business address in Firth Park, are currently being searched by officers.

Two men appeared in court yesterday charged with terrorism offences in connection with this investigation. They were among the four men arrested on December 19, with the support of South Yorkshire and Derbyshire Police.

(A) Farhad Salah (20/3/1995) of Brunswick Road, Sheffield is charged with one offence of Engaging in the preparation of an act of terrorism, contrary to section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006.

(D) Andi Sami Star (14/12/1986) of Sheffield Road, Chesterfield is charged with one offence of Engaging in the preparation of an act of terrorism, contrary to section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006.

Both men were remanded in custody and will next appear before the Central Criminal Court in London on January 19, 2018.

(B) A 36 year old man, from Burngreave in Sheffield remains in custody at this time.

(C) A 41 year old man, from Meersbrook in Sheffield, was released without charge on Saturday December 23.

Derbyshire Police and South Yorkshire Police continue to work closely with their partners and communities to reassure local people and protect the public as the investigation continues.

South Yorkshire Police Deputy Chief Constable Mark Roberts said: “I understand that this activity will cause concern, especially as there has been similar activity in recent weeks.

“I would like to firmly reiterate that we continue to work closely with our colleagues in Counter Terrorism Policing North East to keep our communities safe and identify threat and risk.

“Our main priority is public safety and protecting the people of South Yorkshire.

“If you have any concerns around any suspicious activity, I would encourage you to please call police in confidence on 0800 789321. In an emergency always dial 999.”

 

 

Issued 28/12/2017

Two men have been charged with terrorism offences following an investigation led by Counter Terrorism Policing North East, supported by police forces in Derbyshire and South Yorkshire.

(A) A 22 year old man from Sheffield has been charged with Engaging in the preparation of an act of terrorism, contrary to section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006

(D) A 31 year old man from Chesterfield has been charged with Engaging in the preparation of an act of terrorism, contrary to section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006

Both men will appear before Westminster Magistrates tomorrow (December 29) The two men were among 4 men arrested on Tuesday December 19 in Derbyshire and South Yorkshire.

One man remains in custody, (B), a 36 year old man from Burngreave in Sheffield.

A fourth man (C), aged 41, from Meersbrook in Sheffield was released on Saturday December 23.

Derbyshire Police and South Yorkshire Police continue to work closely with their partners and communities to reassure local people and protect the public.

If you see or hear something that could be terrorist related, act on your instincts and call the police in confidence on 0800 789 321. In an emergency dial 999.

 

 

Issued 23/12/2017

Counter Terrorism Policing North East granted more time to question three terrorism suspects following arrests in Sheffield and Chesterfield

Counter Terrorism Policing North East can confirm it has been granted a warrant of further detention to continue questioning three men arrested on Tuesday, December 19.

The men were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism under section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000.

This afternoon an extension was approved by the court, giving detectives until January 1, 2018 to hold and question the following men, if required:

(A) A 22 year old man from Burngreave in Sheffield

(B) A 36 year old man from Burngreave in Sheffield

(D) A 31 year old man from Chesterfield

The fourth man arrested, aged 41 from Meersbrook in Sheffield [C], has been released from custody without charge.

We would like to reassure the public that public safety remains our priority at all times. Extensive enquiries have satisfied the investigation that there are no grounds to charge him with any offences.

South Yorkshire Police and Derbyshire Police continue to work closely with their partners and communities to reassure local people and protect the public.

Searches continue at the address in Chesterfield at this time and the investigation is ongoing.

South Yorkshire Police Assistant Chief Constable David Hartley said; “I understand our local communities will have concerns and worries about recent events and issues, but I want to offer my reassurance that we are well prepared and we will continue to serve and protect the public of South Yorkshire.

“We work very closely with our colleagues at Counter Terrorism Policing North East and we will ensure we maintain these strong links in order to provide a high level of service and delivery to everyone in our community. Public safety is our utmost concern.

“The threat level has not changed and our plans remain the same with continuing, increased patrols and increased visibility of both unarmed and armed officers right across the county throughout the festive period. My advice is still to remain vigilant, but continue to go about your daily business as you usually would.

“We have a detailed understanding of all our events, shows, sporting fixtures, markets, attractions and seasonally busy places, and it’s in these places that you will see armed and unarmed staff.

“We are committed to ensure that information we receive is acted upon quickly and efficiently. If you have any concerns around any suspicious activity, I would encourage you to please call police in confidence on 0800 789321. In an emergency always dial 999.”

For further updates please visit the Counter Terrorism Policing North East website www.northeastctu.police.uk/news