A serving police officer charged with terrorism, indecent image and fraud offences has appeared at the Old Bailey – UKNIP
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A serving police officer charged with terrorism, indecent image and fraud offences has appeared at the Old Bailey

A serving probationary officer charged with terrorism, indecent image and fraud offences has appeared at the Old Bailey today, Friday, 14 August.

Benjamin Hannam, 22, of north London, appeared on bail for a preliminary hearing.

He was bailed to appear again at the Old Bailey for pre-trial preparation hearing on 14 December.

A provisional trial date of 1 March 2021 has been set.

He has been charged with:

Between 17 December 2016 and 1 January 2018 he belonged or professed to belong to a proscribed organisation, namely National Action, contrary to section 11 of the Terrorism Act 2000.

On or before 19 July 2017 he dishonestly made a false representation, in that he falsely represented in his application to join the Metropolitan Police that he had not been a member of an organisation similar to the BNP, namely National Action, intending to make gain for himself, contrary to section 1 and 2 of the Fraud Act 2006.

On or before 24 October 2017 he dishonestly made a false representation, in that he falsely represented in his vetting form to join the Metropolitan Police that he had not been a member of an organisation similar to the BNP, namely National Action, intending to make gain for himself, contrary to section 1 and 2 of the Fraud Act 2006.

On 22 July 2018 he was in possession of an indecent photograph of a child, contrary to section 160 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988.

On 27 November 2016 he was in possession of a prohibited image of a child, contrary to section 62 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009.

The officer is suspended from duty