Men charged with terrorism offences after national investigation

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A group of men have been charged as part of a national investigation into the group National Action.

Six men were arrested as part of the nationwide coordinated activity, which involved officers from Counter Terrorism Policing North East and North West, supported by Wales Extremism and Counter Terrorism Unit and Wiltshire Police, executed a number of warrants and searched properties across England and Wales.

The following men have all been charged with belonging to a proscribed organisation contrary to section 11 of the Terrorism Act 2000:

Garron Helm (22/09/1993) of Gladstone Road, Seaforth.

Matthew Hankinson (04/06/1994) of Market Street, Newton-Le-Willows.

Andrew Clarke (22/08/1984) of Marsh House Lane, Paddington.

Christopher Lythgoe (24/04/1986) of Greymist Avenue, Woolston - who has also been charged with encouragement to commit murder.

Michal Trubini (06/08/1982) of Dutton Court, Warrington.

A 22-year-old man has been charged with the above offence as well as the intention of committing acts of terrorism contrary to section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006 and threats to kill.