Three children have been placed in the care of their Maternal Grandparents after their Mother attempted to take them to Syria with the aim of joining ISIS.
Suspicion arose initially at the airport after 9 suitcases were checked in. Enquiries subsequently found worrying photographs, including children carrying firearms and wearing balaclavas bearing the ISIS emblem, an itinerary of their travel to Istanbul and telephone numbers hidden in a paracetamol packet.
The judge made the ruling after social services asked him to conclude that the woman’s aim was to go to a “war zone in Syria controlled by Islamic State” permanently, that she was driven by religious ideology, and that she had placed her children at risk of radicalisation and death. His ruling, which concluded that the woman involved had been provided with funds by what were described as “jihadist supporters”, also stated that their father is believed to have left the UK in March 2013 and is understood to be in Chechnya with a terrorist group.