Parsons Green tube bomber never saw deradicalisation experts despite being referred to the Prevent counter-extremism programme

Mail Online | 3/23/2018 | Rebecca Camber Crime Correspondent For The Daily Mail
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The Parsons Green tube bomber never saw de-radicalisation experts despite referrals from his worried teacher and a charity worker about his links to Islamic State, it has emerged.

Ahmed Hassan, 18, was referred to the Government's flagship counter-extremism Prevent programme 20 months before he planted a bomb on a District Line causing an explosion which injured 30 people.

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But the Iraqi asylum seeker, who claimed that he had been trained to kill by Islamic State when he came to Britain on the back of a lorry, was never considered for 'intervention' work with an Islamic expert despite repeated warnings about his behaviour before the attack on September 15 last year.

The Home Secretary Amber Rudd will now face questions on the astonishing blunder when she appears in front of the Home Affairs Select Committee next week.

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Details about the case emerged as Hassan is due to be sentenced for the bombing later today after being convicted last Friday of setting off a bomb at Parsons Green station which he secretly built at the home of his foster parents who were not told of his links to IS when they took him in.

Surrey County Council has apologised for failures in the case saying 'our work with other agencies in this case wasn't as good as it should have been and we're sorry for our part in that.' Vital opportunities to stop Hassan were missed because he was never referred to a part of the Prevent project designed to help individuals who may be vulnerable to radicalisation, where mentors talk through views of Islam.

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The teenage bomber did receive educational and mental health support and worryingly he also had contact with counter terrorism officers.

But no one realised he was plotting an attack that could have killed hundreds of people.

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Teachers, doctors, prison workers and local authority workers were...
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