Examination of Witness

Part of Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 11:34 am on 25th June 2020.

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Tim Jacques:

We can see and we have seen not just the case that goes back a few years but, certainly within the recent past, a number of, and a worrying increase in, young people engaging in terrorism of different forms and posing a real threat to the public. It is shocking, in one sense, that you see people of such a young age and the maturity with which they carry out their activity, and the hate-filled ideologies that inspire them at such a young age, but it is real.