The number of children and teenagers being referred to counter-radicalisation schemes is to double in just two years because of the growing lure of Syria and Isil.

Youngsters are being reported to the Channel Project at a rate of more than one a day amid fears many are at risk of becoming jihadists.

In one case a child as young as three was referred to the scheme while others have included schoolchildren who have drawn pictures of bombs or made Islamist threats.

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