Serving MPS officer appears in court charged with terrorism, indecent image and fraud offences

A serving probationary officer from the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has today (August 14) appeared at the Old Bailey charged with terrorism, indecent image and fraud offences.

Aug 14, 2020
By Tony Thompson

Benjamin Hannam, 22, of North London, appeared on bail for a preliminary hearing. He was bailed to appear again at the Old Bailey for pre-trial preparation hearing on December 14.

A provisional trial date of March 1, 2021 has been set.

The charges he faces are that between December 17, 2016 and January 1, 2018 he belonged or professed to belong to a proscribed organisation, namely National Action, contrary to section 11 of the Terrorism Act 2000.

That on or before July 19, 2017, he dishonestly made a false representation, in that he falsely represented in his application to join the MPS that he had not been a member of an organisation similar to the BNP, namely National Action, intending to make gain for himself, contrary to section 1 and 2 of the Fraud Act 2006.

That on or before October 24, 2017, he dishonestly made a false representation, in that he falsely represented in his vetting form to join the MPS that he had not been a member of an organisation similar to the BNP, namely National Action, intending to make gain for himself, contrary to section 1 and 2 of the Fraud Act 2006.

That on July 22, 2018, he was in possession of an indecent photograph of a child, contrary to section 160 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988.

That on November 27, 2016, he was in possession of a prohibited image of a child, contrary to section 62 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009.

The officer is suspended from duty.

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