Surge in terror cases as Muslims flood back to Britain: Prosecutors mass hire more lawyers as jihadis return to the UK

Prosecutors have hit back at claims jihadis returning to Britain from Syria should not face justice amid a surge in terror cases.

Sue Hemming, head of the counter-terrorism and special crime division at the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), has called for specific powers to be used against homegrown extremists who fought for ISIS.

She noted that charges such as murder were used often in such cases, but in many instances the conduct alleged needed to be prosecuted using the wide range of terrorism offences on the statute book.