Scotland Yard's anti-terror chief today praised Muslims in London for coming forward to help the fight against extremism, saying only the support of communities could foil attacks inspired by Islamist ideology.

Commander Richard Walton said police were receiving more calls from young Muslims as well as "mums and dads" concerned about issues their children spoke about at home.

Commander Walton, who retires today after 30 years in the Met, insisted that the anti-radicalisation Prevent programme was working.

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