source: Evening Standard
published: 23 November 2016
The extreme right-wing could be posing a growing security threat, a counter-terror police chief has warned. Scotland Yard Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said there have been indications in the past year that the risk is on the rise.
He claimed around one in 10 referrals to the Government’s anti-extremism programme is now linked to the far-right.
He warned: “UK policing is committed to tackling extremism in all forms and this includes the threat from the extreme right-wing.
“Cases are pursued by our officers with exactly the same level of resource and vigour as other forms of ideology. The vast majority of investigations are led by officers working in the national counter-terrorism network.
He went on: “There have been a number of successful prosecutions over recent years and this is testament to the work of police teams up and down the country”.