Youngsters below the age of 10 within the U.Okay. are being investigated over their hyperlinks to far-right extremism, Sky Information has discovered.
Dwelling Workplace figures present a dramatic rise within the variety of under-18s referred to the federal government’s counterterrorism program Channel over issues about their potential involvement with the far-right.
A complete of 682 kids had been referred because of this in 2017-18, in contrast with 131 in 2014-15 — a greater than five-fold improve, in keeping with figures obtained by a freedom of knowledge request.
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The entire for 2017-18 consists of 24 kids below the age of 10.
For the primary time because the knowledge has been recorded, there was an equal stability within the variety of circumstances linked to the far-right and people linked to Islamic radicalization within the yr as much as March 2019.
Out of 5,738 referrals throughout all age teams, 1,404 (24%) had been for issues associated to Islamist radicalization and 1,389 (24%) associated to right-wing radicalization
The majority of referrals, 62%, had been associated to younger individuals as much as the age of 20.
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