Slough man pleads guilty to sharing Boko Haram content

A 43-year-old man from Slough has pleaded guilty to a terrorism offence.

Shakil Chapra pleaded guilty on Friday, March 12 which involved him sharing a video clip which promoted a terrorist ideology.

Following an investigation by Counter Terrorism Policing South East (CTPSE), Chapra admitted the offence of dissemination of terrorist publications contrary to section 2 of the Terrorism Act 2006 at Kingston Crown Court.

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This is in relation to an incident that happened on September 11, 2019, when Chapra sent an Islamist terrorism inspired video clip with the intent to encourage acts of terrorism or to help with the preparation of a terrorist act.

Chapra was charged by detectives on the September, 11 2020, and he has been remanded.

He will be sentenced at Kingston Crown Court on May 17, 2021.

Kingston Crown Court

Kingston Crown Court

Detective Chief Superintendent Kath Barnes, Head of CTPSE, said: “I am pleased that Chapra has pleaded guilty at this early stage of proceedings.

“Officers and staff have worked hard on this case, leaving him with no choice but to admit his actions.

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“The video clip was produced by Boko Haram, a proscribed group, which was trying to promote terrorist propaganda with its distorted ideology.

“We are especially aware at the moment about the risk of online radicalisation and the real risk this has had during lockdown.

“Often the most vulnerable in our society can be the most susceptible and we would remind you to act early and make a report, if you think someone you know may have radicalised views.”

If you see or hear something that doesn’t seem right, please trust your instincts and ACT early, especially if the people you love and know have started to have extreme views or are just acting differently to before.

For more information, visit www.gov.uk/report-terrorism or https://actearly.uk.

Alternatively, you can call the police anti-terrorist hotline on 0800 789 321 or 999.

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