A woman has been sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment for possessing a record of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism, contrary to section 58 of the Terrorism Act 2006.
Jade Campbell, 26 (12.11.90) of south London was also sentenced to six months’ imprisonment, to run consecutively, for making a statement which was to her knowledge untrue, for the purpose of procuring a replacement passport for herself, contrary to section 36 of the Criminal Justice Act 1925.
Campbell was sentenced to the total of 18 months’ imprisonment yesterday, Thursday, 27 April, at the Old Bailey, having pleaded guilty to both offences on 16 April. She has already served five months on remand.
Detectives from the Met Police Counter Terrorism Command arrested Campbell on suspicion of making a bomb hoax on 6 August 2016. The judge yesterday ordered that this charge lie on file.
When detectives arrested Campbell for this, they seized her mobile phone. Specialist forensic officers analysed the phone, establishing that she had downloaded a copy of an ISIS-produced magazine containing articles on encryption, “What to expect in jihad” and bomb-making instructions.
They arrested her for this offence on 1 November 2016.
They had already arrested her on 10 September 2016 for making an untrue statement, having established during the course of their enquiries that she had applied for a replacement passport when she already had one.