Segregation and unregulated home schooling in isolated British communities are creating "breeding grounds" for future jihadists, a counter-terror chief has warned.

The Met's deputy assistant commissioner, Neil Basu, warned there was a "definite problem" of second-generation Brits being radicalised through the "toxic combination" of isolation and extremist online content.

He said that fears over attacks from overseas had been replaced by the danger posed by home-grown jihadists.

These jihadists are harder for the police to profile as would-be attackers could come from a variety of backgrounds and ages.

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