Figures show Channel, part of anti-extremism scheme, saw almost one-third of people it dealt with after concerns over far-right views

Almost one-third of all referrals to an anti-extremism programme are for people feared to have extreme rightwing views that could turn into violence, figures show.

Tuesday’s figures, published after a van attack on Monday outside a mosque in Finsbury Park, north London, echo claims by Muslims who say the danger posed by the extreme right – whether individuals inspired by propaganda or more organised groups – is growing.

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