BREAKING: Sheffield woman jailed for terrorism offences

Fatimah Peer-Mohd has been jailed for 20 months after pleading guilty to one count of disseminating terrorist materials online.

Fatimah Peer-Mohd has been jailed for 20 months after pleading guilty to one count of disseminating terrorist materials online.

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A 22-year-old Sheffield woman has been put behind bars this afternoon, after she admitted to one count of disseminating terrorist publications online.

Fatimah Peer-Mohd (also known as Fatimah Peer-Mohamed) of Earl Marshal Road, Pitsmoor admitted to one count of disseminating terrorist publications, contrary to Section 2 of the Terrorism Act 2006 at Sheffield Crown Court. 

The 22-year-old was jailed for 20 months at a hearing at Sheffield Crown Court

Peer-Mohd was arrested in May 2015 by officers from the North East Counter Terrorism Unit after postings were made on social media that were pro ISIS (also known as Daesh, ISIL and IS) and anti-Western. 

She was charged under the Terrorism Act in September, and was jailed at Sheffield Crown Court for 20 months this afternoon.

Head of the North East CTU, Detective Chief Superintendent Clive Wain, said: "We cannot underestimate the power of social media or the dangerous nature of the propaganda produced by terrorist groups such as Daesh. 

"It is therefore vital that we pursue those who use these tools to further their cause and protect those who are potentially vulnerable to being influenced by this type of material. 

"Tackling extremist material is important to protect the public and prevent offences that incite or encourage acts of terrorism." 

"It is also vital that collectively we make every effort to stop people becoming radicalised online. We continue to call on the public to act on their instincts and help defeat terrorism. We rely on the public for information and urge anyone who comes across extremist or terrorist material online to report it either online via www.gov.uk/ACT or by contacting the Confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789321".

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