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Exeter man charged with terror offences

Homeless 51-year-old appears at Old Bailey

An Exeter man's been charged with two terrorism offences.

 

Tristan Morgan, who's 51 and of no fixed abode, appeared at the Central Criminal Court, known as the Old Bailey, in London on Monday morning. He is accused of encouraging terrorism and collecting information contrary to the Terrorism Act. There'll be another Old Bailey hearing on 1 February.

 

Superintendent Matt Lawler, the local policing commander for Exeter, East and Mid Devon said: “I would like to reassure and stress to everyone that there is no increased threat to anyone’s safety as a result of this announcement today. I hope that everyone will understand that, given the nature of these charges and due to the ongoing court proceedings, we are legally not able to share any further specific information at this stage. It is crucial that we maintain the fairness of the court process and avoid unnecessary speculation. Further court hearings are planned, and we do intend to release further information when it appropriate for us to do so.”

If anyone has any concerns they are encouraged, as normal, to approach officers directly, contact 101, or in the case of an emergency dial 999. You can also report anything suspicious confidentially via www.gov.uk/ACT or 0800 789 321.

 

 

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