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Port Talbot youth pleads guilty to terrorism offences

A 17-YEAR-OLD boy has appeared before Westminster Magistrates Court today (Wednesday June 7) where he has pleaded guilty to five terrorist offences and three other offences. 

This follows a series of racially offensive and homophobic daubings at various sites across South Wales, as well aa a further investigation into online activities.

The boy, who comes from Port Talbot, was charged with:

  • Three Counts of S2 TACT 2006 – Dissemination of terrorism material;
  • Two counts of S58 TACT 2000 – Possession of material likely to be of use to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism;
  • Two Counts of Racially Aggravated Criminal Damage to the Windrush Mural in Port Talbot;
  • One Count of Homophobically Aggravated Criminal Damage in Cardiff City Centre

He was bailed to allow for a pre-sentence report and will be sentenced on 21st August 2023.

The youth cannot be named for legal reasons.