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Home Affairs Correspondent — Channel 4 News
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'Jihadi Jack' has mental health condition, say parents

channel4.com — Speaking exclusively to Channel 4 News, Jack's parents John and Sally also said they were arrested when they sent their son money for glasses. Mr and Mrs Letts talked about Jack's condition, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and said his conversion to Islam had helped him cope.

'Birmingham's benefits queen': I fear eviction after budget

channel4.com — Marie Buchan keeps me waiting for nearly two hours. When she turns up for our interview, she is flustered "I'm sorry," she says "There was an incident near the school, I was just shouted at by a man I've never met before."

Luton family statement says they are in the 'Islamic State'

channel4.com — "We release this statement to confirm that, indeed we are in the Islamic State." Apparent confirmation, then, that three generations of one family from Luton have left their lives in the UK to go to Syria, writes Homes Affairs Correspondent Darshna Soni. The eldest, Muhammed Abdul Mannan, is 75 years old.

Missing Luton family 'stopped by police'

channel4.com — Our Home Affairs correspondent Darshna Soni has spoken exclusively to the brother who reported the family missing to the police. Police are now investigating one of the family's links to radicals who were once members of the now-banned al-Muhajiroun group. "I've been worried sick about my father, he's not in the best of health," Mohammed Akhtar Hussain told me.

Mo Farah: no comment on Salazar doping allegations

channel4.com — Some of the best athletes in the world are arriving in Birmingham, ahead of this Sunday's Grand Prix event in the city, writes Channel 4 News Home Affairs Correspondent Darshna Soni. The event has been promoted by organising body British Athletics with posters declaring "Mo's Coming to Birmingham!"

Election 2015: ethnic voters - disconnected or disregarded?

channel4.com — "It's called an election...you know, you go and vote for who will be Prime Minister?" He is surrounded by a large crowd of young people, trying to explain what's happening in May. Wherever we go in Handsworth, Apache Indian is mobbed by people wanting to talk to him.

New video: Islamist who 'guarded hostages' with Jihadi John

channel4.com — Ellekhlifi, who was killed in Aleppo in 2013, went to the same London secondary school as Mohammed Emwazi (Jihadi John), who was the leader of the so-called "Beatles". Channel 4 News has obtained video footage showing Ellekhlifi preaching on an Islamic stall on a west london street before he went to Syria.

Mohammed Emwazi: MI5 tried to put words in my mouth

channel4.com — Emwazi tape transcript While we were interviewing after... right at the end, he [Nick, the MI5 agent] said: I would like to ask you some serious questions now, and while I'm packing my pack... This is while I'm packing some of my stuff... I said to him: "Yeah, go on, ask it."

Cleric: 'Banning legitimate debate will not stop terrorism'

channel4.com — Haitham Al-Haddad who was due to speak to the university's Islamic Society told Channel 4 News that he hoped his speech would still go ahead. The controversial speaker who has previously reportedly described homosexuality as a "scourge" and a "criminal act", was due to give a speech entitled "Who is Muhammad?"

'Jihadi John' and the security services: the background

channel4.com — It's been claimed that Mohammed Emwazi grew up in a well-to-do family from west London. He graduated from University with a computer science degree - but what set him on the path to radicalisation? According to the advocacy group Cage, in 2009 Emwazi tried to go on safari with two friends in Tanzania.
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Sep 27, 2016

"I live with the raw footage every day;" On #c4news at 7, victim of Alton Towers Smiler crash tells me the £5million fine means nothing.

Sep 27, 2016

"The court has imposed a record fine on Merlin, but money alone won't replace limbs;" Solicitor for Alton Towers victims https://t.co/VbbyC9xOTm

Sep 27, 2016

#AltonTowers owner Merlin fined £5 million for Smiler crash. Victims' solicitor about to give reaction; https://t.co/4JqLkK6E3w

Sep 25, 2016

On #c4news at 6.10pm; No let-up in the ferocious bombardment of Aleppo, as Syrian and Russian jets pound residential areas of the city.

Sep 22, 2016

@conViktion Whoops, sorry I only just saw this! Did you go to Belgrave Rd?!

Sep 22, 2016

RT @Iain_33: @darshnasoni been stories over the years that the BBC wanted him off the bake off & she protected him so no surprise he's goin…

Sep 22, 2016

"The BBC nurtured me, and the show" Mary Berry quits #GBBO, says she will stay with the BBC out of loyalty. Rumours Paul Hollywood will move


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