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Ilford man convicted of terror offences after sharing Daesh footage online

Shehroz Iqbal was found guilty today at the Old Bailey

A man from Ilford has been convicted after he shared Daesh propaganda videos on social media.

Shehroz Iqbal, 29, uploaded the footage to his public Facebook profile and also shared a video of Royal Festival Hall on WhatsApp, accompanied by the words “Attack, Attack.”

Today at the Olday Bailey, he was found guilty of one count of dissemination of terrorist material and one count of encouragement of terrorism.

Iqbal will be sentenced next month.

Commander Richard Smith, head of the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command, said: “I am very pleased with today’s verdict. Shehroz Iqbal is a volatile man with an extremist mind-set who has now been brought to justice.

“Thanks to the vigilance of Counter Terrorism officers we identified Iqbal’s illegal activity and were able to prevent him from carrying out something far more harmful.

“Every day the national counter terrorism police network is fighting terrorism. However, police also rely on information from the public and I urge everyone to remain vigilant and report anything suspicious at all to police whether they see it online or in the real world.”

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