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British Jihadi Abu Rumaysah linked to murders was arrested six times

By PA Reporters

Published 06/01/2016

Video: Abu Rumaysah
Video: Abu Rumaysah

The British jihadi linked to the latest murderous Islamic State (IS) propaganda video was arrested six times before fleeing the UK for Syria, it has been revealed.

It was also disclosed that Abu Rumaysah was sent a letter asking why he had not surrendered his passport more than a month after he was supposed to have handed his travel documents to authorities.

Questions are mounting over lapses that allowed the former salesman to leave Britain despite being on bail following claims that he was suspected of being a militant at the centre of an IS film showing the murder of five men accused of spying for the UK.

Shadow Home Secretary Andy Burnham said there had been a "serious lapse in security".

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