Fabio Pocas
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Shock over young footballer joining Islamic State

A football coach from south London has spoken of his shock that a boy he mentored has gone to Syria to join Islamic State.

The young footballer, Fabio Pocas, was one of five Portuguese men who apparently adopted extremist views after arriving in east London.

Ewemade Orobator, of UK Foortball Finder FC, remembers him as a talented striker who joined the team two years ago.

BBC London's Katharine Carpenter also spoke to Jonathan Russell, of the Quilliam Foundation and Hugo Franco, Expresso journalist.

  • 27 Jan 2015