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'Syria bid' son of labour councillor Simon Danczuk on way back to UK

By David Mercer

Published 13/04/2015

Father: Simon Danczuk
Father: Simon Danczuk

The son of a Labour councillor detained in Turkey on suspicion of trying to enter Syria illegally is being flown back to the UK, it was claimed last night.

Wahmeed Ahmed, from Rochdale, Greater Manchester, and eight of his relatives were stopped by Turkish authorities as they allegedly tried to cross the border on April 1.

Simon Danczuk, who is defending the Rochdale seat for Labour in the general election, said he been told by the Foreign Office that Ahmed is due to arrive into Birmingham Airport today.

The group of two women aged 47 and 22, three men aged 24, 22 and 21, and four children aged one, three, eight and 11, were stopped close to the Syrian border.

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