A MAN who collected ISIS magazines on his mobile phone has been jailed for terrorism offences.

Fahim Adam, 32, of Bold Street, Blackburn, was sentenced to two years and six months imprisonment by Judge Richard Field QC at Manchester Crown Court.

He pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to two offences relating to the collection of terrorist information likely to be useful to a person preparing for or committing an act of terrorism.

The court heard how Adam was involved in a crash in Lancashire in November 2017 and his phone was subsequently seized by officers investigating whether he was using his it at the time.

Officers reviewed the phone and found material which indicated Adam had an interest in extremism.

There was evidence that Adam had downloaded magazines published by a proscribed terrorist organisation.

Articles in the magazines encouraged the reader to engage in acts of terrorism and explained how such atrocities could be carried out.

Speaking after the hearing, Detective Chief Superintendent Dominic Scally, of Counter Terrorism Policing for the North West, said: “This result is thanks to the meticulous work of officers from Counter Terrorism Policing North West who have analysed a large amount of data to gather all of the evidence to support this case.

“The success of this investigation is also down to the work of officers from Lancashire Police, and it is thanks to their diligence and extensive enquiries that this prosecution was made possible.

“I hope this result shows that we are committed to tackling the threat from terrorist propaganda online, and arresting and bringing to justice those people who possess or share it in any form remains a top priority.”

To report any suspicious activity call police on 0800 789 321.

Anyone who sees extremist content online can report their concerns anonymously to specialist officers at the Counter Terrorism Internet Referral Unit at www.gov.uk/report-terrorism