A High Wycombe man who agreed to provide equipment to terrorists associated with the Islamic State in Syria has been jailed.

Mohammed Saboor, of Burnham Close in Castlefield, agreed to provide a pair of ballistic eyewear to be used on the battleground for terrorist purposes, a court heard, and has now been jailed for 21 months.

The 24-year-old was found guilty at the Old Bailey under Section 17 of the Terrorism Act 2000 to provide property, knowing or having reasonable cause to suspect that they would or may be used for purposes of terrorism.

When sentencing, His Honour Judge Peter Rook QC, said: “You have committed a serious offence, you made the arrangement knowing they were going to be used for terrorism on the battlefield.

“You were more than a willing participant for the cause. This particular eyewear is designed for the battlefield, you researched the eyewear and you would have been aware of its utility in military engagement.”

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Detective Chief Superintendent Richard Humphrey, Head of the South East Counter Terrorism Unit, said: “Saboor entered into the agreement knowing fully what purpose the goggles would be used for.

“Terrorism and support of terrorism is not acceptable in any form.

“We hope this shows that we continue to work tirelessly to tackle the threat posed by terrorism.”

Superintendent Ed McLean, Local police Area Commander for Wycombe said: “Specialist officers work very closely with the community in Wycombe to implement the national Prevent programme.

“This involves supporting those who may be vulnerable to radicalisation and helping to prevent people from becoming involved in terrorist activity.

“Anyone who has any concerns should contact Thames Valley Police by dialling 101. If you see or hear anything that could be terrorist related, trust your instincts – please call us on 101 or call the Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321.”