‘My British terrorist son is burning in hell for his crimes’

The mother of a British man who converted to Islam and was killed fighting for terror group al-Shabaab says he is “burning in hell” for his crimes.

Thomas Evans, 25, was killed during a gun battle with Kenyan troops in June. The former Manchester United fan from High Wycombe, Bucks, became radicalised in Britain and changed his name to Abdul Hakim before travelling to east Africa in 2011.

A Channel 4 documentary, My Son the Jihadi, speaks to witnesses who claim a white man fitting Evans’ description led terror attacks on Kenyan villages, singling out Christians and cutting their throats.