Counter-terror police charged an 18-year-old male from Oxfordshire with various offences related to far-right terrorism.
Oliver Riley, of The Meadows, Watlington, in Oxfordshire, was charged with three counts related to the alleged possession of a document or record containing information likely to be helpful to an individual committing or preparing an act of terrorism – a Section 58 offence under the Terrorism Act 2000.
A further charge concerns the alleged provision of services to others that allow them to read, listen to, or obtain a publication and therefore intended (recklessly or otherwise) such behaviour would have an indirect or direct encouragement or induce others to the commission, preparations or instigation of terrorism – a Section 2 offence under the Terrorism Act 2006.
A press release from Thames Valley Police confirms that Oliver Riley also stands accused of sending a grossly offensive message online, contrary to Section 127 of the Communication Act 2003.
Riley was arrested in December last year in Gloucestershire and bailed to then appear before to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 28 June.