A would-be terrorist from Mitcham has been taken back to prison after being caught in illegal possession of a moped.

Trevor Mulindwa, 25, was originally released in June 2018 after he was given a six-year sentence in December 2015 for preparing to go to Somalia with the intention of joining terrorist group Al-Shabaab.

Following his release from prison, he was on probation license and subject to a 15-year-long Part 4 Counter Terrorism Act 2008 notification order.

Under the notification order he was obliged to tell police if he buys a motor vehicle, but on 13 November 2019, police identified he was the owner of a moped he had not informed them he had.

That same day they seized the vehicle and the next day they arrested Mulindwa at his home address, from which they recovered the keys for the moped.

Police searched the vehicle and found an internet-enabled smart phone locked in the top box. By having this phone, Mulindwa was also in breach of his probation license.

He was immediately recalled to prison.

On 12 May 2020, he was charged via postal charge requisition with breach of a Part 4 Counter Terrorism Act 2008 notification requirement.

On Friday 22 May 2020, Mulindwa appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court where he pleaded guilty to the offence.

The judge sentenced him to eight weeks’ imprisonment and ordered him to pay a £122 victim surcharge.

Commander Richard Smith, head of the Met Police Counter Terrorism Command, said: “There are clear rules for registered terrorist offenders who are subject to notification orders and Mulindwa broke one of them. Notification orders serve a serious purpose and are an important tool to help keep the public safe from harm.”