Phar­ma­cist showed be­head­ing video

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - NEWS -

A phar­ma­cist from Oun­dle who showed a be­head­ing video to a young child in an at­tempt to rad­i­calise them has been jailed.

Zameer Ghumra “brain­washed” two pri­mary schoolage young­sters, in­struct­ing them to not have non-Mus­lim friends and ask­ing if they wanted to join Is­lamic State or help re­cruit oth­ers.

The 38-year-old was found guilty at Not­ting­ham Crown Court of dis­sem­i­nat­ing “ter­ror­ist pro­pa­ganda” in the form of a graphic video on his mo­bile phone be­tween Jan­uary 2013 and Septem­ber 2014.

Ghumra, who worked in Oun­dle but lived in Har­ing­worth Road, Le­ices­ter, was sen­tenced to six years in prison, and was given a 15 year no­ti­fi­ca­tion pe­riod un­der the Counter ter­ror­ism Act 2008 at a hear­ing on Fri­day.

Sue Hem­ming from the Crown Pros­e­cu­tion Ser­vice said: “The CPS case was that he in­tended to rad­i­calise them in the hope that they would go on to be in­volved in ter­ror­ism.

“The chil­dren were brave to give ev­i­dence and we would like to thank them for help­ing to se­cure this con­vic­tion of a dan­ger­ous man.”

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