Police admit failing to prosecute Islamists for membership of UK’s ‘most dangerous extremist group’

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Armed police on Borough High Street as police are dealing with a "major incident" at London Bridge

No one has ever been prosecuted for membership of the UK’s 'most dangerous Islamist group' despite followers launching numerous terror attacks, it can be revealed.

The Metropolitan Police officer, who is codenamed Witness M because of an anonymity order, told inquests into the London Bridge attack that suspects had been arrested but not charged.

Supporters of Anjem Choudary’s al-Muhajiroun (ALM) organisation carried out atrocities including the London Bridge attack, 7/7 bombings and murder of Lee Rigby, while others fought for Isis, al-Qaeda and the Taliban abroad.

The government banned ALM as a terrorist group in 2006, making membership a criminal offence punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

But a senior counterterror officer admitted that despite police identifying 600 current or former associates, none of them have been prosecuted for membership.



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Armed Police talk to members of the public outside London Bridge Hospital as police are dealing with a "major incident" at London Bridge



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Police Officers outside the Barrowboy and Banker Public House on Borough High Street as police are dealing with a "major incident" at London Bridge



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Armed Police talk to members of the public outside London Bridge Hospital as police are dealing with a "major incident" at London Bridge



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Armed police on Borough High Street as police deal with a 'major incident' at London Bridge



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Emergency services near the scene of the incident



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People run down Borough High Street as police are dealing with a "major incident" at London Bridge



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Emergency services arrive at the scene near Borough market at London Bridge



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Emergency personnel on London Bridge as police are dealing with a "major incident" at London Bridge




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28 Jun, 2019


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