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Welsh teenager pleads guilty to terrorism offences

Credit: South Wales Police

A 17-year-old boy has appeared before Westminster Magistrates Court this week (Wednesday June 7) where he has pleaded guilty to five terrorist offences and three other offences. This follows a series of racially offensive and homophobic daubings at various sites across South Wales, as well a further investigation into online activities.

The boy, who comes from Port Talbot, was charged with:

  • Three Counts of S2 TACT 2006 – Dissemination of terrorism material;
  • Two counts of S58 TACT 2000 – Possession of material likely to be of use to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism;
  • Two Counts of Racially Aggravated Criminal Damage to the Windrush Mural in Port Talbot;
  • One Count of Homophobically Aggravated Criminal Damage in Cardiff City Centre

He was bailed to allow for a pre-sentence report and will be sentenced on 21st August 2023.