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.
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.