Ali Syed, Regina v: CACD 18 Dec 2018

The defendant faced trial on allegations of acts in preparation of terrorism. He wanted to say that he had been encouraged by security officers and argued that he English law as to entrapment was incompatible with his human rights, and now sought leave to refer the point of law to the Supreme Court.
[2018] EWCA Crim 2809, [2018] WLR(D) 789, [2019] 1 Cr App R 21, [2019] 4 All ER 260, [2019] Crim LR 442, [2019] 1 WLR 2459
Bailii, WLRD
Terrorism Act 2006 5(1), European Convention on Human Rights 6
England and Wales
CitedRegina v Looseley (orse Loosely); Attorney General’s Reference No 3 of 2000 HL 25-Oct-2001
Police Entrapment is no defence to Criminal Act
The defendant complained of his conviction for supplying controlled drugs, saying that the undercover police officer had requested him to make the supply.
Held: It was an abuse of process for the police to go so far as to incite a crime.
Updated: 25 February 2021; Ref: scu.633136