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'Jihadi Jack' tells of guilt over parents

The Muslim convert dubbed Jihadi Jack has admitted he feels guilty after his parents were convicted of funding terrorism by sending him money in Syria.
The Muslim convert dubbed Jihadi Jack has admitted he feels guilty after his parents were convicted of funding terrorism by sending him money in Syria.

By Aine Fox

The Muslim convert dubbed Jihadi Jack has admitted he feels guilty after his parents were convicted of funding terrorism by sending him money in Syria.

Jack Letts said he is desperate to be reunited with his parents, who he has not seen since he travelled to the war-torn country in 2014 from his Oxford home when he was just a teenager.

The couple's conviction at the Old Bailey on Friday "doesn't really make much sense", Letts told Sky News from the prison in Syria where he is being held by Kurdish authorities, accused of being a member of Islamic State (IS).

Organic farmer John Letts (58) and former Oxfam fundraising officer Sally Lane (57) walked free from court after being given suspended sentences. The Old Bailey heard they ignored repeated warnings their son had joined IS in Syria and sent, or tried to send him, a total of £1,723 despite being told by police not to.

Jack Letts told Sky News: "I feel guilty for what I've put them through."

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