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Missing Bradford family were stopped from leaving UK in March

The Bradford sisters missing with their nine children were stopped from leaving the UK in March, ITV News has learned.

Their trip to Saudi Arabia was rebooked for May but there is no suggestion they were intending to travel to Syria at that time. Police are now trying to work out when the trip was planned.

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Fathers of missing kids 'distraught and confused'

The fathers of missing children who are feared to have been taken to Syria by their mothers are"distraught" and "confused", an MP has said.

The 12 members of the family feared to be heading to Syria. Credit: ITV News

Bradford West Labour MP Naz Shah told BBC Breakfast that she had spoken to two of the three fathers who told her that they had had no contact with the women or children.

"I asked them if there was any indication and they said absolutely not - it was a shock to them, it came out of the blue," Ms Shah said.

"The men are very, very distraught. They are confused and did not know what was happening or why it was happening.

"At this time there is no contact, absolutely zero contact with the women or children. The last contact was a few days ago when they were due to leave."

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