Family of Islamic State suspect Alexanda Kotey horrified by reports
The family of a British man alleged to be a member of the Islamic State terror cell dubbed 'The Beatles' say they are "deeply distressed" at the claims.
Alexanda Kotey (32) has been named in Press reports as a key conspirator with Mohammed Emwazi - the killer more commonly known as 'Jihadi John' and seen on IS videos murdering Western hostages.
In a statement Kotey's family said: "The Kotey family are deeply distressed about recent media reports involving Alexe. They have not seen Alexe for a number of years."
Kotey, a Muslim convert and an apparent father-of-two from west London, was named following a joint investigation between the Washington Post and BuzzFeed News.
Another Londoner, Aine Davis, has also been named as one of 'The Beatles' in a report by ITV News.
There was no official confirmation of their names by the intelligence services, although the men have long been associated with Jihadi John.
Emwazi was killed in a US drone strike in the IS stronghold of Raqqa last November.