Marked increase in youth radicalisation in Denmark

A 15-year old girl is currently investigated for planning a terror attack

More young Danes are becoming radicalised (photo: iStock) More young Danes are becoming radicalised (photo: iStock)
January 18th, 2016 10:48 am| by Lucie Rychla

The Danish security and intelligence service PET has revealed that increasing numbers of young Danes are becoming radicalised, reports DR.

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Crime-prevention centres (SSPs) that focus on children and adolescents have recorded a higher number of radicalised youth cases, and more Danes have been using VINK, the anti-radicalisation hotline operated by Copenhagen Municipality.

The police are currently investigating a case of a 15-year old girl from Kundby in northwest Zealand who is in custody on suspicion of planning a terror attack.

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