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Ilford schoolboy, 8, ‘traumatised’ after being interviewed by counter-terrorism officers

An eight-year-old Ilford schoolboy was left “traumatised” after being quizzed over alleged radicalisation fears by counter-terrorism officers and a social worker, his parents say. The Counter Terrorism Police Standards Unit and Redbridge Council have both launched investigations into the incident – which took place on the last day of the 2018 summer term – after the boy’s parents logged a formal complaint. According to a case study by community-led pressure group Prevent Watch the family believes they were targeted for being Muslim and say their son was traumatised after being separated from his friends and interviewed alone. Read more