Police urge public to help counter UK’s complex terror threat


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.


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