Grounded girls go to Syria 3 school

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Published: Friday 27th March 2015 by The News Editor

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Five teenage girls barred from travelling abroad by a judge after showing an interest in going to Syria are pupils at the same London school as three girls already thought to have fled there to join the Islamic State, the High Court has been told.

In mid-February police raised concerns following the disappearance of Kadiza Sultana, 16, Shamima Begum, 15, and Amira Abase, 15, from their homes in east London.

On March 20 Mr Justice Hayden barred five girls – three 16 and two 15 – from leaving the jurisdiction of England and Wales following a hearing in the Family Division of the High Court in London.

The judge had made an order saying the five girls could not be identified.

But today he said it could be revealed that all eight teenagers were pupils at Bethnal Green Academy in Bethnal Green, east London.

He made a ruling allowing the school to be named at a follow-up hearing in the Family Division of the High Court in London – after an application from the Press Association news agency, which argued that revealing the link to the school would be in the public interest.

Published: Friday 27th March 2015 by The News Editor

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