Bermudians Arrested In UK: Terrorism Charges

June 19, 2018

“Two Bermudian males that have been living in the UK for a significant period of time were arrested on terrorism related charges,” the police have confirmed.

A Bermuda police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service can confirm that two Bermudian males that have been living in the UK for a significant period of time were arrested on terrorism related charges after UK authorities were alerted to a Bury, Greater Manchester residence.

“The two men, said to be 24-years-old and 23-years-old by UK media, were remanded into custody and are scheduled to appear in a UK court for a preliminary hearing on June 29th.

“The Bermuda Police Service is liaising with UK authorities regarding this matter and conducting local inquiries. However, to date no information has come to light that raises similar concerns locally.”

The Greater Manchester Police said, “Two men have charged in connection with a counter terrorism investigation in Whitefield.

“Hisham Waheed Muhammad [05/01/1994] of Victoria Avenue, Whitefield has been charged with engaging in conduct in preparation for acts of terrorism [Section 5 Terrorism Act 2006].

“Faisal Ibn al Hajj Muhammad Abu Ahmad [29/04/1995], also of Victoria Avenue in Whitefield, has been charged with one count of having information which he knew or believed might be of material assistance in preventing the commission by another person of an act of terrorism and failing to notify the authorities (Section 38(B) TACT 2000).

“They have both been remanded to appear before Westminster Magistrates Court tomorrow, Thursday 14 June 2018.

“The charges are in relation to an investigation that was launched on Monday 4 June 2018 when police received reports that suspicious items had been found at an address on Victoria Avenue.

“The investigation has been carried out by detectives from Counter Terrorism Policing North West and at this time there is not considered to be any wider threat to the communities of Greater Manchester.”

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