Downing Street tonight denounced as ‘wrong and dangerous’ a claim that British police ‘actively encouraged and promoted’ the radicalisation of three sisters who took their children to join Islamic State terrorists last week.
The suggestion by two of the women’s husbands that the police played a part in sending them towards IS by encouraging contact with their radicalised brother in Syria was also angrily rejected by senior officers and branded ‘ludicrous’ by MPs.
Lawyers for Mohammed Shoaib, 39, and Akhtar Iqbal, 48, have written to the Home and Foreign Secretaries, and chairman of the Home Affairs Committee, Keith Vaz.
The letter said: ‘We are alarmed by the fact that the police have been actively promoting and encouraging contact with the brother-in-law of our clients whom, it is believed, is fighting in Syria.
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