Right-wing extremism overtakes Islamist referrals in Yorkshire

An investigation by The Yorkshire Post has been examining the current state of terrorism in the region and the fight against it, finding how neo-Nazis are creating secret 'bubble' groups on encrypted messaging platforms to converse.

The research indicates that extremism no longer occupies one of two sides between the extreme-right and radical-Islamist camps, with the growing emergence of other types of extremism in the region.

Detectives say that the number of referrals to the Prevent programme over suspected right-wing extremists have now overtaken those from ISIS-style threats, although the greatest terror threat to the country is still from Islamic-fundamentalists.

The findings come as West Yorkshire Police reveal the investigation into how Jo Cox's murderer acquired the shotgun used to kill her has officially gone cold.



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