Ben Hannam: Police officer convicted of joining neo-Nazi terrorist group jailed for over 4 years
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The first British police officer to be convicted of belonging to a neo-Nazi terrorist group has been jailed for more than four years.
Ben Hannam, 22, joined the London branch of banned right-wing extremist group National Action in 2016, more than a year before he applied to become a PC.
He lied on his application to Scotland Yard and worked as a probationary officer for nearly two years before his name appeared on a leaked database of users of the extreme right-wing forum Iron March.
Judge Anthony Leonard QC sentenced Hannam, who was last week sacked by the Met for gross misconduct, to a total of four years and four months' imprisonment on Friday.
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