London Crime: 24-year-old man from Bethnal Green convicted of terror offences

Publication Date10 February 2021
The Met Police confirmed 24-year-old Mohammed Chowdhury, of Bethnal Green, was today February 10 found guilty to attempting to possess an explosive with intent to endanger life or property following a police investigation.

In November 2020, Chowdhury pleaded guilty to four counts of possessing documents likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism.

Commander Richard Smith, head of the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command said Chowdhury had downloaded a number of 'extremely concerning' documents and manuals, containing details of how to create and deploy explosives and lethal weapons.

Cdr. Smith said Chowdhury also made 'very serious attempts' to get hold of a hand grenade.

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He said: “These are extremely serious offences and the public are undoubtedly safer following this investigation and outcome.

“This case is a reminder to everyone that the threat from terrorism remains and I want to remind the public that their continued vigilance and support is needed.

"I would urge anyone who sees or hears anything suspicious to contact police, no matter how small or insignificant they think it may be – it is better to let us know so that we can...

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