More than 900 British children identified as potential extremists at risk of radicalisation from ISIS and terror groupsMore than 900 children have been identified as at risk of being radicalised by extremist groups such as ISIS - the Mirror can reveal. Figures obtained under the Freedom of Information act show 9

18 kids - including 84 under the age of 12 and one as young as three - have been referred to the Governments Channel intervention programme in the last three years. The investigation also reveals the north west of England is the area where children are most at risk with 191 referrals, followed by the south east with 151. The majority of the cases were referred to the programme are associated with Islamic extremism, including one child who was reported for writing I want to be a suicide bomber in a school notebook. Radicalised:

Talha Asmal, 17, from Dewsbury, West Yorks, is believed to have become Britains youngest suicide bomber (Image: MEN) The three-year-old child was referred as part of a family deemed to have been at risk of extremism. The figures come in the wake of a number of high-profile cases where British teenagers have left the country to join Islamic extremists in Iraq and Syria. In June, 17-year-old Talha Asmal, from Dewsbury, West Yorks, was believed to have become Britains youngest suicide bomber after Islamic State said he was the driver of a vehicle packed with explosives in an attack on an oil refinery in northern Iraq. Response: The Channel programme was launched in the wake of the 7/7 bombings in London (Image:

PA) Last year, twins Zahra and Salma Halane fled their homes in Manchester, aged 16, to go to Syria to become Jihadi brides for I

SIS fighters. Channel was initially launched in some areas under the last Labour government in the wake of the 7/7 bombin

gs to support those at risk of being drawn into violent extremism. Referrals can be made when children express extreme views, are found with extremist literature or come into contact with those involved in violent or radical groups. Runaway: Zahra Halane and Zahra left their home in Manchester to become Jihadi brides The reports are often made by teachers and police officers but others are also understood to have been ma

de by family members and neighbours. The programme was rolled out across England and Wales in April 2012 and the figures represent its first three years to April 2015. There were a total of 2,335 including adults over the three-year period. How many children have been referred where you live? North West 191 South East 151 London 126 North East 120 East Midlands 106 West Midlands 117 Wales 41 East of England 53 South West 13