A Salford man has been jailed for three years and nine months for owning a terrorist’s handbook.

Adam Wyatt aged 59 of Bridgewater Street pleaded guilty to owning and sharing terrorist material.

Wyatt previously admitted disseminating a terrorist publication, one of which stated that “Britain must atone for its sins in Palestine” and posting on social media that jihad was an obligation for Muslims.

Wyatt also admitted owning booklets called the “Mujahedeen Poisons Handbook” and “Advice to those who cannot leave to sham”.

A Newton Hearing was held to decide if Wyatt’s actions were reckless or intentional.

Detective Inspector Mike Abbott from Counter Terrorism Policing North West, said: “At today’s hearing the Judge not only decided that Adam Wyatt’s actions were intentional but sentenced him to imprisonment.

“Wyatt used social media to air his abhorrent views and encourage terrorist attacks in Britain and across the world.

“Although Wyatt never pursued an attack himself, he was encouraging others and sharing information that could have led to the deaths of others.

“He will now spend the next three years and nine months in prison where he can no longer poison minds and encourage people to kill for his cause.”


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