Worrying new figures released on Wednesday show that 8,250 people are believed to have been converted to extremist Islam - twice as many as the year before.

There were 8,250 people who were reported on suspicions of being an Islamist radical in France last year - twice as many as the year before, according to fresh statistics.

The figures come from an official report that was leaked to Le Figaro newspaper and was published on Tuesday.

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