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Right wing-related Prevent referrals “increase to record levels” reports Home Office

The proportion of right wing-related referrals into Prevent has reached its highest ever level according to new Home Office statistics. The overall number of vulnerable people referred to and supported through the Prevent programme has fallen to its lowest level in three years,...
Posted On 24 Dec 2019
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Police call on public to sign up for free counter-terrorism awareness training

Devised by Counter-Terrorism Policing officers and security experts, the ACT Awareness eLearning package was previously only available to staff working in crowded places like Shopping Centres and entertainment venues. Now, Counter-Terrorism Policing has decided to open up the...
Posted On 18 Dec 2019
Dean Haydon
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Counter-Terrorism Policing calls for increased public vigilance despite decrease in arrests

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Dean Haydon, Counter-Terrorism Policing’s senior national co-ordinator, has again called upon members of the public to play their part in the fight against terrorism as the Home Office released its quarterly arrest statistics. The latter’s statistics...
Posted On 06 Dec 2019
Neil Basu
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Head of Counter-Terrorism Policing encourages Editors to “build a partnership”

The head of Counter-Terrorism Policing has encouraged Editors of the UK’s media to help build a partnership which could reduce the threat of terrorism. Speaking to the Society of Editors’ Annual Conference in London, Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu told media industry...
Posted On 14 Nov 2019
Thames House where the JTAC is based
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UK terror threat level lowered to ‘Substantial’ by Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre

The threat level posed in the UK from terrorism has been reduced to ‘Substantial’, meaning that an attack on the mainland is likely. The decision to lower the assessment from ‘Severe’ – meaning an attack is highly likely – was made by the Joint...
Posted On 08 Nov 2019
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End user survey affords ringing endorsement for ACT Awareness eLearning

Nine out of ten users of an online terrorism awareness course developed by Counter-Terrorism Policing and High Street giant Marks and Spencer (M&S) would recommend the package to a colleague. A survey of 20,000 course participants also found that nine out of ten said the...
Posted On 08 Nov 2019
Neil Basu: head of Counter-Terrorism Policing
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Counter-Terrorism Policing’s leader calls for public’s help to tackle far right extremism

Counter-Terrorism Policing’s leader Neil Basu has called upon the public to help tackle right wing extremism by seeking help for those vulnerable to radicalisation. The appeal comes after Assistant Metropolitan Police Service Commissioner Basu warned about the significant...
Posted On 03 Oct 2019
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Department for Transport issues counter-terrorism guidance for goods vehicle operators and drivers

The Department for Transport has just issued brand new guidance specifically designed to prevent terrorists from gaining access to commercial vehicles. In the last five years, changes in attack methodology have placed greater emphasis on simplicity and ease of access, meaning...
Posted On 14 Aug 2019
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TACT custody suites praised in joint HM Inspectorate of Prisons and HMICFRS report

Counter-Terrorism Policing’s (CTP) specialist Terrorism Act (TACT) custody suites have been praised in a joint report produced by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS). Following...
Posted On 01 Aug 2019
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UK faces “unprecedented threat” despite decrease in terrorism-related arrests

Counter-Terrorism Policing’s senior national co-ordinator has warned the UK still faces an ‘unprecedented’ level of threat, despite arrest numbers falling in the previous 12 months. The Home Office’s quarterly release of statistics relating to the police’s use of powers under the...
Posted On 26 Jun 2019