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Luton family of 12 believed to have fled to Syria

A family of 12 from Luton could have fled to Syria after going missing, police have said.

The family, including a baby and two grandparents, have not been seen since May after visiting their home country of Bangladesh and are thought to have stopped in Turkey on their way home.

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Family 'devastated' at missing 12 believed to be in Syria

The remaining members of the family believed to have fled to Syrai say they are "devastated" by their disappearance.

Bedfordshire Police issued the following statement on their behalf:

We are devastated by the disappearance of these 12 and are very concerned for their safety.

This is completely out of character and we are very worried of the danger they may now be in.

Muhammed Abdul Mannan is elderly and both he and Minera Khatun have health issues.

This just does not make any sense. We can only think they have been tricked into going there, it is no place for elderly or young people.

We would urge any of them to please make contact with us or the police to let us know they are ok.

– Mannan family statement

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