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IS suspect Jack Letts' parents bailed again

Jack Letts
Image caption Jack Letts posted a picture on Facebook claiming to be outside Raqqa in Syria

The parents of a British man who reportedly travelled to Iraq to join the Islamic State group have been bailed again by police.

Jack Letts, 20, from Oxford, has been labelled "Jihadi Jack" by some newspapers, which reported he left the UK to join the group when he was 18.

John and Sally Letts said they were arrested after they sent him money for food and new glasses.

They have now been rebailed by police until 23 February.

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A spokesman for the South East Counter Terrorism Unit said: "A 55-year-old man and a 53-year-old woman from Oxford, who were arrested on suspicious of sending money to Syria which could be used for terrorism purposes, have been re-bailed until 23 February."

Mr Letts' parents said he had converted to Islam but dismissed the claims he had joined so-called Islamic State as "false" and said he travelled to the region for humanitarian reasons.

Mr Letts said: "I think it's crazy that we can't send a penny... to help him because we'll be seen as supporting terrorism."

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