Five teenage girls from Tower Hamlets, London, barred from travelling

Five teenage girls who showed ‘an interest’ in travelling to Syria have been barred by a High Court judge from travelling abroad.

Mr Justice Hayden today made the two 15-year-olds and three 16-year-olds wards of court – a move which prevents them from leaving the jurisdiction of England and Wales.

He made the ruling at a hearing at the High Court after Tower Hamlets local authority raised concerns.