Police enlist companies to spot extremism in workers

UK counter-terrorism police are working with companies including McDonald’s, Tesco and River Island on a training programme to help staff to spot early signs of violent extremism in fellow workers.

Under the Home Office’s contentious anti-radicalisation programme, known as Prevent, state employees from teachers to local government workers and healthcare staff are already under a legal obligation to look out for those at risk of radicalisation and report any individuals showing signs of extremism.

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