Confidential documents relating to a "major Islamist plot" have revealed that security staff from a leading university have been filming students on campus as a method of monitoring potential extremists.

More than 200 university documents – along with material from the Met's counter-terrorism command, Special Branch and the Crown Prosecution Service – detail the controversial techniques being deployed to monitor students.

The documents, published today on the website Unileaks, follows the government's publication of its Prevent strategy, which is aimed at targeting radicalisation in universities but has sparked concerns that it could fuel Islamophobia.

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