Man sentenced for possession of bomb making materials.

February 5th, 2015 by

A 44-year-old man has today (30th January) been sentenced for 2 years and eight months at the Old Bailey for possessing and disseminating material likely to be useful to a person preparing or committing an act of terrorism after an investigation by the South East Counter Terrorism Unit (SECTU).

NQY man sentenced







Lyes Outiren, from Newquay, Cornwall at the time of his arrest, pleaded guilty earlier this month (9 January) after he was found in possession of information likely to be useful to a person preparing to commit an act of terrorism and instructional videos relating to making a bomb.

Det Insp Matt Potts, from the South East Counter Terrorism Unit, said: “I hope this sends out a strong message to anyone considering engaging in terrorist activity.

“Outiren possessed and disseminated extremist materials which could have been used for the purposes of terrorism.

“The sentence at court here today reflects this and the threat he posed through his actions.

“This was an investigation led by the South East Counter Terrorism Unit with the support of Devon & Cornwall Police, into material found on Outiren’s computer.”

Steve Rowell Community Safety Officer and Preventing Extremism and Terrorism  Lead for Cornwall Council  said “Outiren was today sentenced to two years and eight months imprisonment and upon completion of his sentence he will be deported. Whilst this was a planned operation by the South East Counter Terrorism Unit, it is important to reassure communities across Cornwall that we are  able to support individuals who are at risk of being drawn into radicalisation and violent extremism through a multi- agency process.

The earlier we can identify and provide appropriate support, the more effective this support is likely to be”

An individual exposed to extremist viewpoints may, over time, be encouraged to carry out an act of violent extremism or terrorism. Strong evidence shows that an intervention can stop someone supporting violent extremism.

Extremism is not illegal. Anyone who is identified through Prevent is not automatically criminalised.

What can I do?

The following signs might indicate that someone is being radicalised.

  • A change in behaviour, their circle of friends, the way that they interact with others and spend

their time

  • Accessing extremist material online
  • Use of extremist or hate terms to exclude others or incite violence
  • Writing or artwork promoting violent extremist messages.

These possible indicators should not be viewed in isolation; judgement will be required to determine the significance of any behaviour.

If you believe that someone may be at risk of radicalisation, you should raise your concerns. Concerns will be investigated and, where appropriate, ways to support and safeguarding individuals considered to be at risk will be found.

If you have any concerns about an individual

By raising your concerns and making a referral, you can help someone who you believe is at risk of radicalisation get support, and can prevent them becoming involved in potentially violent activities

Make a referral

If you have serious concerns you should contact the police direct Tel:  101 or 999 in emergency

If you would like to discuss your concerns please contact:-

Steve Rowell  Tel: 01736 336587 or Email  and someone will reply.


If you see or suspect something, you can report it by phoning the confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321

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