Record number of children in Britain arrested over terror offences


A record number of children were arrested on suspicion of terror offences in Great Britain in the last year, a development that investigators have linked to the shutdown of schools during the early stages of the pandemic.

Figures released by the Home Office show there were 25 such arrests of under-18s in the 12 months to September, the majority in relation to far-right ideology.

This was an increase from 17 arrests the previous year. Under-18s accounted for 13% of all terror arrests last year, up from 8%.

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Source: The Guardian