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Government freezes British jihadists' assets

The Government has frozen the assets of three British citizens reported to have been involved in terrorism-related activities in Syria.

Reyaad Khan, left, and Nasser Muthana, centre, have had their assets frozen. Credit: Isis

Nasser Muthana and Reyaad Khan, both from Cardiff, and Ruhul Amin, from Aberdeen, has been added to the Treasury's list of people targeted for financial sanctions, its website states.

Muthana and Amin appeared in a promotional video for the Islamist militant group Isis.

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North Wales Police to fly to Crete to help search for Arthur Jones

Officers from North Wales Police are to travel to Crete to help in the search for missing 73-year-old Arthur Jones.

Mr Jones, from Denbigh, was staying in the city of Chania, but has not been seen since June 19.

More: Arthur Jones' family walk Crete routes in bid to find him

Mr Jones was staying in the city of Chania

"We are pleased to be able to provide support to the Greek authorities and will be sending officers who have vast experience in dealing with missing person inquiries and searches" said Deputy Chief Constable Gareth Pritchard.

Earlier this week the force appealing for information from anyone who might have seen Mr Jones while on holiday or who had travelled to the island between June 17 and 24th.

Arthur Jones' family walk Crete routes in bid to find him

The son of a Denbigh pensioner missing in Crete says they have been walking routes he may have taken in a bid to find him.

Arthur Jones has not been seen since June 19

More: Arthur Jones' son speaks to ITV News

73-year-old Arthur Jones was staying in the city of Chania, but has not been seen since June 19.

His son Jeff told ITV News much of his father's walking equipment is still in his room.

"I think a lot of people think a 73-year-old man... they sort of expect him to not be very physical, that sort of thing" he said.

"So just to get it out there that he was very fit, he would've been walking along wherever really. I mean that's the problem, we don't know."

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Police: 'We are doing all we can to tackle extremism'

Muslim leaders in Cardiff say they're actively trying to tackle the problem of extremism. It comes after ITV News revealed last week that two men from the city appeared in a video from the militant group ISIS.

The head of counter-terrorism in Wales has spoken out saying the police are doing all they can.

Today, a mosque in Butetown invited us to film Friday prayers.

Tom Sheldrick reports.

Joint statement condemns extremism

Politicians and religious leaders in Cardiff have joined together to 'reject the words' of Islamic militants who urged others to take part in militant action. The statement was organised by Cardiff South MP Stephen Doughty and Saleem Kidwai, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Wales.

It's been backed by the Police and Crime Commissioner for South Wales, the leaders of local mosques and Christian and Jewish leaders. It also has cross-party support from MPs, AMs and councillors.

The full text of the statement is below:

As community and religious leaders, and elected representatives in Cardiff, we are determined to work together to build a strong, cohesive and tolerant city, based on mutual respect. We reject extremism and together we will challenge those who want to destabilize and damage our communities and our young people.

Recent reports about young men from Cardiff who appear to have joined extremists fighting with ISIS in Syria and Iraq are of grave concern to all of us in this city.

We reject the words of these individuals, and we condemn those who have recruited these young and impressionable individuals with false promises and a twisted version of Islam.

Here in Cardiff we have a long history of respect and interaction between our diverse communities, among them some of the oldest Muslim communities in Britain. Only last week a publication was launched which spells out the true message of Islam with a clear message of peace and social justice – messages supported by Imams and welcomed by local and national leaders.

We all stand together to challenge those who preach hate - from whatever community, faith or denomination they come. And we are committed to redouble our efforts to act together to tackle those who seek to exploit and mislead our young people, and expose them to the siren words of manipulative extremists.

These people and their ideologies have no place in Cardiff - and they are not welcome here.We call upon all members of our community to be vigilant against any suspicious behaviour or actions that might threaten the security and peace of our Cardiff community.

Relatives of missing Arthur Jones to fly to Greece

Relatives of a Denbigh pensioner who's been missing in Greece for over a week are preparing to fly out there.

Keen walker Arthur Jones from Denbigh went missing whilst on holiday in Crete. Now special missing person alerts featuring Arthur will be shown on Greek television.

"You're looking at your watch and thinking... where would he be now?" said son Jeff Jones.

"They're two hours ahead over there so you've always got that in your mind".

More: Concern grows for Denbigh pensioner missing in Crete

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