Michelle Heeley secures conviction in Nottingham terrorism trial

Tue, 29 Nov 2016

A man who stored explosive substances to “defend the UK from an attack by Isis” has been found guilty of three criminal offences in which Michelle Heeley prosecutes in.

Roger Smith has been found guilty of two counts of having explosive substances at his home in Nottingham. He was also found guilty of possession of a document for terrorist purposes.

Jurors at Nottingham Crown heard that the police were first made aware of Smith in June 2014 because of a dispute with neighbours.

Smith’s home was searched in October 2015 where gunpowder and chemicals, that could be used for explosives, were found along with a copy of the Anarchy Cookbook Version 2000.

Smith is due to be sentenced on 16th December.

To read more about this article published by the BBC please click here and here for the Nottingham Post.

Michelle Heeley is a Criminal Law Barrister at No5 Chambers, please click here to view Michelle’s profile.

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