LONDON: The first serving British police officer to be convicted of belonging to a neo-Nazi terrorist group was sentenced on Friday to more than four years in prison.
Benjamin Henam, 22, was convicted earlier this month in London’s Central Criminal Court of membership in the right-wing group National Action, which was banned in 2016. He had previously served as probationary officer in the London Metropolitan Police for almost two years. Was found on a database of far-right chat forum users.
His arrest last year raised questions about how he evaded security checks to join Britain’s largest police force. Hanam, who pleaded guilty to having a child molestation photo, was also found guilty of lying and checking forms at her request.