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First British cop jailed for joining neo-Nazi terror group

02:03 PM | 1 May, 2021
First British cop jailed for joining neo-Nazi terror group

LONDON – A British metropolitan police officer convicted for being a part of a banned neo-Nazi terrorist group has been jailed for over four years.

Benjamin Hannam, 22, who worked as a probationary police constable with the London Metropolitan Police was found guilty earlier this month for being a part of national action - a far-right secretive neo-Nazi terrorist organisation.

Britain's first serving policeman to be convicted of a terrorism offense was also convicted of lying on his credentials and owning documents related to terror activities. He had previously admitted holding pornographic images of a minor.

Hanman was sentenced on Friday to four years and four months in jail at London's Old Bailey court.

The dismissed cop was first known to have become involved with National Action in early 2016 - six months before it became outlawed in Britain since World War Two- but he continued the association and activities after the government proscribed it.

Law enforcer unearthed his links in February 2020 following a database leak. Police also found a notebook referring to the far-right group, a guide to using hand weapons, and the manifesto of Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik - who massacred 77 people in 2011.

He also attended proscribed group meetings and even appeared in online videos after the group was banned.

The conviction of Hanman raised several questions about how he evaded security vetting to enlist in Britain’s biggest police force.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US Dollar and other currencies on April 21, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro stands at 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound hovers at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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