Pharmacist Convicted of Terrorism Offences at Nottingham Crown Court - Sentencing Update

Friday, October 6, 2017

Zameer Ghumra has this afternoon (Friday, October 6) been sentenced to six years imprisonment.

Ghumra was yesterday found guilty, at Nottingham Crown Court, of offences under Section 2 of the Terrorism Act.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

A Leicestershire man has today (Thursday October 5) been convicted of terrorism offences by a jury at Nottingham Crown Court. 

Zameer Ghumra (05/04/1979), a Pharmacist from Leicester, was found guilty of Disseminating Terrorist Publications, contrary to Section 2 of the Terrorism Act 2006. He will be sentenced tomorrow, Friday October 6.

He was arrested on November 2, 2015, following an intelligence led investigation by Counter Terrorism Policing North East and Leicestershire Police. 

Detective Chief Superintendent Martin Snowden is the newly appointed Head of Counter Terrorism Policing North East. He said: 

"The dissemination of terrorist publications is always a significant offence, but even more so in this case.  

"Zameer Ghumra willingly abused a position of trust, showing young children a violent and explicit beheading video with no regard for the profound effect the disturbing material may have on them. That act alone is unforgivable. 

"He also used social media accounts to follow terrorist content online and to advertise his teaching services. His teaching role increases his risk, potentially giving him direct access to young or vulnerable people who may look up to him as an authority figure. 

"Terrorist publications and propaganda seek to encourage support for terrorism and the implications of sharing or disseminating them are extremely serious. We will actively pursue anyone involved promoting terrorism, or encouraging support for terrorist organisations and ideologies." 


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