UK: Record number of Muslim women arrested on terror charges in the last year

A RECORD number of women terrorism suspects were arrested in Britain in the past year, official figures have revealed.

Thirty-six were held as part of counterterrorism investigations in the 12 months to the end of March.

A rising number of youngsters are also being detained. Under-18s are the only age group to show a rise in arrests year on year – increasing from eight to 14.

Overall, there were 255 terrorism-related arrests in 2015-16, a drop of 15 per cent compared with the previous year when there were a record 301.