The home secretary has criticised universities for their “complacency” in tackling radicalisation and Islamic extremism on campus.

The remarks pre-empt publication of the government’s revised Prevent strategy, which was originally launched in 2007 to stop the growth of homegrown terrorism.

In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, Theresa May said: “I think for too long there’s been complacency around universities. I don’t think they have been sufficiently willing to recognise what can be happening on their campuses and the radicalisation that can take place. I think there is more that universities can do.”

The government has identified 40 English universities where there could be a “particular risk” of radicalisation or recruitment on campus, according to the Daily Mail, which said it had seen the updated strategy.

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