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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.