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West Midlands Syria-related terrorist cases in 'big rise'

The head of Counter Terrorism in the West Midlands has confirmed there has been a big rise in the number of Syria-related terrorist cases.

Det Ch Supt Sue Southern said the five-fold increase seen nationally has been reflected in the West Midlands.

Muslim leaders in the area said it is often difficult to know who is being radicalised.

Wasseem Khan, from Green Lane Mosque in Birmingham, said: "We're living in a fast-paced technological world - you can contact people on the internet and keep it secret from the family, and that is what we are seeing now."

  • 28 Aug 2014