Britain losing track of its Jihadi Brides

Eight British schoolgirls have travelled to Syria in the last seven months using a route which has become known as the ‘jihadi bride trail’ – and hundreds more besotted British women have proposed marriage to extremists online.

The true figure is likely to be even higher as the police and families have imposed news blackouts in some cases, prompting fears that Britain’s anti-terrorism agencies are losing the battle against the radicalisation of young Muslims on the internet.