More than 3,800 people in England and Wales were referred to the government’s anti-radicalisation programme last year, more than twice the number in 2014, the BBC has learned.

The figures released by the National Police Chiefs Council under a Freedom of Information request show 2,003 under 18s were put on the Channel initiative.

The rise came as a duty was put on schools in Britain to report concerns.

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