Man charged with offences under Terrorism ActDownload
© Licensed to London News Pictures; 27/08/2020. FILE PICTURE dated 22/08/2020; Paulton, Bath and North East Somerset, UK. Police personnel with a tent search a garage behind house in Paulton after a man was arrested as part of an investigation by officers from Counter Terrorism Policing South East and South West. A 33-year-old man, Dean Morrice, has been charged with terrorism and explosive offences and will appear before Westminster Magistrates’ Court today (27/08/2020) accused of two offences under Section 2 of the Terrorism Act 2006 – transmitting a terrorist publication. He is also charged with one offence under Section 58 of the Terrorism Act 2000 – possession of terrorist-related material. Morrice is further charged under Section 4 of the Explosive Substances Act 1883 of making or possessing an explosive substance in suspicious circumstances. The charges follow an investigation by Counter Terrorism Policing South East and Counter Terrorism Policing South West. Morrice was arrested on August 20 and searches were carried out at a property in Paulton, near Bath, Somerset. The man aged 33 was first arrested on Thursday (20/8) on suspicion of making or possessing an explosive substance in suspicious circumstances. He was then re-arrested on Friday (21/8) under section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000 by detectives from Counter Terrorism Policing South East and South West. Officers carrying out this search are wearing protective suits due to the nature of this investigation and the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team were called to the property as a precaution. Police have said there is no wider threat to the public. Photo credit: Simon Chapman/LNP.
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