MORE than 17,000 terror suspects have been monitored by French authorities in the last month alone, new figures reveal.
This could pose a serious threat to Britain, with France just 20 miles (33km) away across the Channel and Islamic State militants known to be targeting London and other regions.
The French Senate announced the results of the “Prevention of Radicalism and Regional Authorities” report yesterday, showing 17,393 people have been listed as terror suspects since the beginning of March.
A total of 2,046 French citizens fled to Syria and Iraq to fight for terrorist groups in the Middle East, the report also shows – 249 of those are now believed to be dead.
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A breakdown of the report shows 7,400 individuals were reported by the Security Chiefs of Staff, 5,346 by the public and 5,799 individuals were registered by police or gendarmerie.
Apparently they are at a high state of alert because there is a fear of jihadists getting on to a ferry headed for Britain and executing people on the ship.
It is also possible that ISIS may have been told security has in the past been reasonably lax so they believe they can get terrorists into Britain via a ferry.
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