UK: Only one in 10 jihadis returning from Syria prosecuted, figures reveal

Only one in 10 jihadis returning from Syria to the UK have been prosecuted, it can be revealed.

Amid calls for the government to repatriate Shamima Begum for criminal investigation rather than remove her British citizenship, police have warned it is “no easy task” to evidence a suspect’s activities abroad.

Ben Wallace, the security minister, said around 40 people “have been successfully prosecuted so far – either because of direct action they have carried out in Syria or, subsequent to coming back, linked to that foreign fighting”.

But more than 400 people “of national security concern” are believed to have returned from conflicts in Syria and Iraq.

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