Owner of terrorist handbooks jailed for nearly four years

Adam Wyatt, 48, who has been jailed for owning and sharing terrorist material. Photo credit: Greater Manchester Police/PA Wire
Adam Wyatt, 48, who has been jailed for owning and sharing terrorist material. Photo credit: Greater Manchester Police/PA Wire
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A man has been jailed for three years and nine months for owning terrorist handbooks.

Adam Wyatt, 48, of Bridgewater Street in Salford, was sentenced at Manchester Crown Court on Wednesday after pleading guilty to owning and sharing terrorist material, Greater Manchester Police said.

Booklet owned by Adam Wyatt, 48, who has been jailed for owning and sharing terrorist material. Photo credit should read: Greater Manchester Police/PA Wire

Booklet owned by Adam Wyatt, 48, who has been jailed for owning and sharing terrorist material. Photo credit should read: Greater Manchester Police/PA Wire

He previously admitted disseminating a terrorist publication which said "Britain must atone for its sins in Palestine" and posting on social media that jihad was an obligation for Muslims.

He admitted owning booklets, including one called the Mujahedeen Poisons Handbook.

A judge ruled Wyatt's actions were intentional rather than reckless.

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."