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Officials in Brighton failed to stop terror deaths in Syria

Abdullah Deghayes Credit: ITV Meridian

Officials failed to recognise that two teenagers from Brighton were being radicalised, before they were killed in the Middle East. Those are the findings of a report out today. Abdullah Deghayes, who was 18 and his 17-year old brother Jaffar travelled to Syria to fight in the ongoing conflict. A serious case review has found the authorities did not consider the teenagers to be a terror risk.

Jaffar Deghayes Credit: Facebook

Here is Superintendent Lisa Bell of Sussex Police.

Professionals missed opportunities to prevent two teenage British Muslims being radicalised before they were killed after travelling to fight in Syria, a serious case review has found.

There was "no recognition" that Abdullah Deghayes, 18, his 17-year-old brother Jaffar and their three siblings were becoming vulnerable to radicalisation in Brighton.<

There was also little understanding of the part religion played in the lives of Abdullah and Jaffar who were believed to have been with the al Qaida-affiliated Al-Nusra Front when they died, the review added.

A third brother Amer Deghayes, a former finance student, also travelled to Syria in a bid to overthrow dictator Bashar Assad's government

Andy Dickenson has a full report.

Surrey teenager charged with terrorism offences

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A 17 year old male from Surrey has been charged with terrorism offences.

The teenager from the Redhill area was charged last night with three counts of circulating terrorist publications and one count of preparing terrorist acts.

He has been remanded in custody and will appear at Westminster Magistrates Court today.

A 23-year-old man arrested on Tuesday has been released pending further investigation.

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London attacks: Kent Police statement

Kent Police are urging members of the public to carry on as normal but to remain vigilant, following the terror attack in London.

‘Kent Police’s top priority remains public safety and the force is continuing to protect and serve the people of Kent.

‘There is nothing to suggest there is a specific threat to Kent and at this time our thoughts are with all those tragically affected by the events in London.

‘All calls to Kent Police are assessed, as is usual, based on threat, harm, risk and vulnerability and will continue to be resourced and responded to on this basis.

‘Members of the public are urged to carry on their normal business and routines but we ask them to remain vigilant and let us know if they see anything that causes them concern by dialling 999 immediately.’

– Chief Superintendent Andrea Bishop

London terror attack: Surrey Police response

Surrey Police say people will see more high visibility patrols at key locations in the county following last night's terrorist attack in London.

They've released a statement asking members of the public to be vigilant:

“Many of us became aware of the news as it broke last night of the terror attacks in London.

“As details emerge about what happened, through this Met Police-led investigation, our thoughts are with victims and all of those involved, including those who bravely responded.

“People will see enhanced high visibility patrols at key locations across Surrey and Sussex as we continue to keep all policing under review to ensure the most appropriate security is in place to keep our communities safe.

“Policing in the UK continues to operate at a heightened state against the backdrop of a ‘severe’ threat level, which has been in place since 2014, and means that an attack is highly likely. This threat level applies to the whole of the UK and not any specific area.

“It is important for the public to work with us and remain vigilant as we tackle the on-going terrorist threat.

“Please report any suspicious activity using the anti-terrorist hotline number 0800 789 321 or 999 in an emergency.

"This is a time for us all to work closely together and unite against those who seek, through violence and extremism, to intimidate or cause fear."

– Assistant Chief Constable Steve Barry, Surrey Police
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