Man found not guilty of preparing a terrorist act

Erol Incedal, 27, from London has today been found not guilty of engaging in conduct in preparation of terrorist acts, contrary to section 5 Terrorism Act 2006.



Incedal was found guilty on 11 November, following a trial ending in October 2014 of possessing a document containing information of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism, contrary to section 58 Terrorism Act 2000.

On Tuesday, 7 October 2014, Mounir Rarmoul-Bouhadjar, 27, from London pleaded guilty to one count of possessing a document containing information of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism, contrary to section 58 Terrorism Act 2000.

Sentencing awaits.

Commander Richard Walton, Head of the SO15 Counter Terrorism Command said: "This has been an unprecedented investigation, where some of the evidence was heard in secret. Public safety remains our primary consideration and in this case, the trial Judge agreed there was a requirement for elements of the evidence to be aired in closed proceedings.

"The jury heard all of the evidence presented and have now reached a decision based on that evidence. We always respect the decision of the jury."