Within a month of Manchester arena bomber accused Salman Abedi enrolling at Manchester College, he had assaulted a female pupil by hitting her on the back of the head, reports the Guardian.
The college was sufficiently concerned about the absent parents to ask the police to carry out a welfare check, but not to refer him to Channel or Prevent, the anti-extremist programmes.
The act of violence was viewed not as evidence of extreme religious ideology but of a bad temper. Saunders accepted that was a reasonable assumption, but wrote: “For the future, in my view, misogynistic violence should be recognised as a potential indicator of radicalisation.”
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