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Referrals by members of the public to the British government's counter-terrorism scheme have doubled since militants launched deadly attacks earlier this year in London and Manchester, a senior police official said on Wednesday.

Simon Cole, the National Police Chief Council's lead spokesman on deradicalization efforts, said police had received around 200 referrals to the strategy known as "Prevent" from members of the public since March when Britain suffered the first of four deadly attacks.

Officials said that this figure was around twice the numbers of referrals that "Prevent" representatives around Britain had received in the months prior to the attacks.


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