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Convicted terrorist who travelled to Pakistan jihadist camp is spared jail


A convicted terrorist was handed a four-month suspended sentence this week after changing his phone and bank cards without telling police after his release.

Shahid Khan, 28, was jailed for 40 months in 2013 after pleading guilty to engaging in conduct in preparation for terrorist acts by travelling to Pakistan for training at a jihadist camp.

He was made the subject of a 10-year notification order obligating him to keep authorities up to date with his personal details following his release.

Khan, of Perry Barr, Birmingham, appeared at the Old Bailey for sentence, having admitted four breaches by failing to inform police of new replacement bank cards and a mobile phone.

Between November 2019 and May 2020 he had acquired two replacement bank cards linked to his main NatWest account and had opened a Monzo account without telling police, whom he was required to notify of any changes in his financial information within three days, the court heard.

Investigations also revealed he was using a mobile phone which detectives were unaware of.

Mr Justice Sweeney sentenced Khan to four months' imprisonment suspended for two years plus 10 days' rehabilitation activity requirement.

He said that he was satisfied the offences owed more to a 'casual attitude' towards the notification order than a 'deliberate flouting' of it.