Leeds man charged with terror offences

A 33-year-old man has been charged with terror offences after a police investigation into suspected extreme right-wing activity.

Pawel Golaszewski, from Leeds, faces six counts under the Terrorism Act.

He is charged with possession of a document or record containing information of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism.

Police said Golaszewski was arrested after an intelligence-led investigation by Counter Terrorism Policing North East.

He is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London on Saturday.

Chief Superintendent Steve Cotter, of West Yorkshire Police, said: “We have been continuing to liaise closely with our counter-terrorism colleagues while they have been progressing this investigation towards today’s charges.

“We recognise that investigations of this nature can cause understandable public concern and we are speaking with key representatives across our communities to reassure them and keep them informed.

“Communities have a key role to play in defeating terrorism and we want people to be reassured that we remain committed to tackling all forms of extremism that can threaten public safety and security.

“Officers from our local neighbourhood policing teams can be contacted to discuss any concerns that people may have.

“We encourage anyone who sees or hears anything that could be terrorist related to act on their instincts by reporting their concerns at www.gov.uk/ACT.”