EXCLUSIVE: Seventy two people convicted of terror-related offences were back on the streets last year after being released from UK prisons, new figures show.
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“Of these, 46 (64 per cent) were persons discharged from custody after serving their sentences, many of whom will have been released subject to meeting certain licence conditions.
“Of those released from custody, 28 of the 72 had sentence lengths of less than 4 years.
“A further 26 were not sentenced, which includes a number of persons held on remand prior to a charge or conviction.”
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The report said: “Of those in custody, the majority (78 per cent) had been convicted.
“The remaining 22 per cent were being held on remand, in custody until a later date when a trial or sentencing hearing will take place.”
There have been a number of other people jailed for terror-related offences already this year.
These include five men convicted of organising and delivering terrorist speeches in Luton, Bedfordshire, in 2015.