North Anston man accused of right-wing terror offences is remanded into custody

A North Anston man accused of terrorism and drug offences, as part of a probe into right-wing terrorism, has been remanded into custody after appearing at court.

Monday, 26th April 2021, 8:30 am

Christopher Carey of Caperns Road, North Anston, Rotherham appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Saturday, April 24 via video link, accused of three terrorism offences, relating to the dissemination of terrorist publication.

Carey, aged 55, has also been charged with one offences of possessing Class A drugs.

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He was remanded into custody following the hearing, and is next due to appear before the Central Criminal Court on Friday April 30.

Superintendent Simon Wanless of South Yorkshire Police said: “We are extremely supportive of the work of Counter Terrorism Policing and continue to support their on-going investigation.

“I continue to urge the public to report any suspicious, or behaviour they are concerned about via 101, online or at www.gov.uk/ACT.”

Carey was arrested in South Yorkshire on Thursday April 22 by officers from Counter Terrorism Policing North East. The arrest was pre-planned and intelligence led.

A 40-year-old man from Hampshire was also arrested on as part of the investigation in Portsmouth on Thursday 22 April. He was questioned and later released on conditional bail.

Portsmouth District Commander, Superintendent Clare Jenkins said: “We know that many people might be worried about this news, however we are working together closely with our colleagues in Counter Terrorism Policing to keep our communities safe.”

“If you think you have seen something suspicious that may be linked to terrorist activity have the confidence to share those concerns.”

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