Hungarian police have captured two British nationals previously sentenced for financing terrorist activites on board an international express train last Saturday, a statement issued by the Hungarian police force reveals.
The two British men, captured at the border crossing point of Lőkösháza on Hungary’s border with Romania, had been previously sentenced to imprisonment on two occasions for funding terrorist activity, serving one and a half years in the first and three and a half years in the second occasion. After being released in 2009, they were prohibited to leave England without an official permit for ten years, ORFK, Hungary’s national police directorate, said.
Lőkösháza on the Hungarian-Romanian border, where the two British men were captured by Hungarian police
The police statement reveals that the two men were travelling on board the Ister international express train from Hungary towards the Romanian capital Bucharest, but were able to produce evidence of neither their citizenship nor the legal basis of staying on Hungarian territory. Based on a driving licence handed over to Hungarian border protection authorities, one of the men was identified as 44-year-old British citizen Simon Jonathan K. During official proceedings, his companion was identified as 40-year-old British citizen Trevor B.
Both men have been placed in detention prior to being deported from Hungary after it became apparent that they were under an European arrest warrant for leaving Great Britain without authorisation.