Case of falsely accused children casts doubt over Prevent initiative


The mother of two children falsely accused of having possessed a gun at home has said that the colour of their skin made them especially vulnerable to Prevent policies. The two boys, aged five and seven at the time, were questioned by uniformed police officers at their school after a teacher reported them over concerns they were being radicalised and had access to a firearm at home. One of the boys told his teacher he was given a toy gun as a gift. The children were kept from their mother for two hours while they were being questioned by officers.…

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