Briton Held On Syria Border Is Labour Councillor’s Son

Councillor Shakil Ahmed

One of the nine Britons detained in Turkey for trying allegedly trying to cross into Syria is the son of a Labour councillor.

In a statement, Rochdale councillor Shakil Ahmed said he was “shocked, worried and extremely upset” to find out his son was one of those held by Turkish authorities.

Officers from Greater Manchester Police and North West Counter Terrorism are working with Rochdale Council, local partners and faith leaders to establish why the family were found at the border.

The five adults, aged 21, 22, 22, 24 and 47, as well as four children aged one, three, eight and 11, are believed to be related and currently live in Rochdale.

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