Police facing surge in extremists released from jail, analysis finds

Warnings over threat posed by large number of convicted terrorists due for release

Police and security services face a surge in the number of convicted terrorists released from prison, Guardian analysis has shown, prompting warnings over the unique threats posed by extremists back on the streets.

More than 40% of the sentences for terrorism offences handed down over a 10-year period will have been served by the end of the year, figures compiled by the Sentencing Council show.

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