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This article originally appeared in The Guardian
The police are urging the public to help counter an increasingly complex and varied terrorist threat as a report reveals that the UK rate of convictions for terror offences related to Islamist extremism nearly doubled in the first half of this decade. The UK’s most senior counter-terrorism officer, assistant commissioner Mark Rowley, will launch the Action Counters Terrorism (ACT) campaign in Manchester on Monday.
Citing figures showing that more than a third of “high-risk” terror investigations were aided by information provided by the public, he will say increased public engagement will be central to countering future threats.