An extreme right wing teenager who amassed a plethora of guides on terrorism, bomb making and gun production has been jailed for four years.
Jacek Tchorzewski, 18 (17.11.00), a Polish national staying in Buckinghamshire, was handed the sentence for 10 counts of possession of information likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism, contrary to section 58, on Friday, 20 September at the Old Bailey.
He pleaded guilty to the offences at the same court on Friday, 21 June.
The sentencing is the culmination of an intelligence-led, joint operation by the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command and the Eastern Region Specialist Operation Unit Counter Terrorism Policing (ERSOU CTP).
Officers from the ERSOU CTP stopped Tchorzewski at Luton Airport on Wednesday, 20 February before he could board a flight to Poland.
Using powers under Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000, they searched him and seized his mobile phone. Examination of this phone revealed Tchorzewski had saved a number of documents that were in breach of the Terrorism Act 2000, and so detectives arrested him on suspicion of terrorism offences.
Digital forensic experts from ERSOU CTP further examined Tchorzewski’s phone and unearthed a wider cache of terrorist documents and guidance on developing viable bombs and guns.
Subsequently, on Sunday, 14 April, detectives from the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command, supported by ERSOU CTP, further arrested Tchorzewski on suspicion of more terrorism offences.
The forensic specialists also found Tchorzewski had downloaded an array of extreme right wing material which praised Hitler, neo-Nazism and Satanism. The documents featured anti-Semitic sentiments and even called for genocide.
It was also apparent that Tchorzewski was a close associate of Oskar Dunn-Koczorowski, who had been convicted of terrorism offences months earlier after police in Counter Terrorism Policing North East identified he had been encouraging terrorism on a neo-Nazi group’s social media account.