New ter­ror­ism leg­is­la­tion?

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THE Chief Coroner has called for tough new laws to tackle ex­trem­ist pro­pa­ganda in the wake of the Lon­don Bridge ter­ror at­tack.

Mark Lu­craft QC said cur­rent leg­is­la­tion means it may be im­pos­si­ble for po­lice or MI5 to act against fa­nat­ics even when “the ma­te­rial is of the most of­fen­sive and shock­ing char­ac­ter”.

He sug­gested new laws could be in­tro­duced to tackle ex­trem­ist ma­te­rial like leg­is­la­tion has crim­i­nalised the most of­fen­sive pornog­ra­phy.

He said: “I have formed the view that con­sid­er­a­tion ought to be given to leg­is­lat­ing for pos­ses­sion of the most se­ri­ous ma­te­rial glo­ri­fy­ing ter­ror­ism.”

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