A university has elected a student with links to Muslim extremism as president of the student union, prompting fears that it has been infiltrated by radicals.

Westminster University elected Tarik Mahri, 23, to the job of president of the union despite his links to the group Hizb ut-Tahrir which advocates the establishment of an Islamic state.

His vice-president, Jamal Achchi, 26, also has links to the group, raising concerns that the university's student union has been taken over by extremists.

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