Jihadi John sidekick reportedly travelled on aid convoy led by George Galloway

A west London Muslim extremist who travelled to the Middle East on an aid convoy organised by George Galloway has been named as a member of Jihadi John’s gang of masked executioners.

Allexanda Kotey, a Queens Park Rangers fan who grew up just two miles away from Islamic State murderer Mohammed Emwazi, was confirmed by security services as one of four guards responsible for beheading up to 27 hostages.

Muslim convert Kotey was a volunteer aboard the “Viva Palestine” convoy to Gaza organised by Mr Galloway in 2009.