Printer Friendly

Families of Syria girls blame police.

THE families of the schoolgirls feared to be intent on joining Islamic State say they were let down by the Metropolitan Police.

They say a letter requesting to interview the three girls in relation to the disappearance of a classmate who fled to war-torn Syria should have been handed directly to the families, but instead were hidden by the girls in their textbooks.

Shamima Begum, 15, Kadiza Sultana, 16, and 15-year-old Amira Abase, who attended Bethnal Green Academy in east London, sparked a police hunt after they flew to Istanbul from Gatwick Airport last month and are now believed to be in Syria.

Abase Hussein, the father of Amira, believes his daughter would still be at home if he had seen the police warning.

"If we knew, this wouldn't have happened," he said. "We would have stopped them.

"We would have discussed it and taken away their passports from them.

"This wouldn't have happened."

COPYRIGHT 2015 Birmingham Post & Mail Ltd
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2015 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)
Geographic Code:7SYRI
Date:Mar 8, 2015
Words:154
Previous Article:PARAMEDIC RESIGNS AFTER NAZI GESTURE.
Next Article:ARNIE HOPING BYGONES WILL BE VICTORIOUS.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2019 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters