JCTT charge man for alleged Forgery and Attempting to Pervert Justice

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A man arrested in Sydney’s west this morning as part of an ongoing NSW Joint Counter Terrorism Team investigation has now been charged.

Officers from Operation Moorsel arrested the 39-year-old Westmead man in Burnett Street, Parramatta, at 8.30am (Tuesday 4 December 2018).

The arrest relates to documents allegedly found on University of NSW grounds in August this year containing plans that purported to facilitate terrorism attacks.

The 39-year-old man was taken to Parramatta Police Area Command where he was spoken in to regarding the alleged offences of attempt to pervert justice, and forgery – making a false document.

He has been charged with one count of attempting to pervert justice (contrary to section 43 of the Crimes Act 1914 (Cth)) and one count of forgery – making a false document (contrary to section 253 of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW).

The man has been refused bail and is due to appear in Parramatta Local Court today (Tuesday 4 December 2018).

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