‘Jihadi Jack’ parents guilty of funding terrorism

2019-06-21T16:51:13+00:00 June 21st, 2019|Prevent in the News|

The parents of a Muslim convert dubbed “Jihadi Jack” have been found guilty of funding terrorism.

John Letts, 58, and Sally Lane, 57, from Oxford, sent their son £223 while he was in Syria despite concerns he had joined the Islamic State group.

An Old Bailey jury found the couple not guilty of sending him a further £1,000 and could not reach a verdict on a third charge of funding terrorism.

The pair each received 15 months imprisonment, suspended for 12 months.

In a statement read by their solicitor, they said: “We have been convicted for doing what any parent would do if they thought that their child’s life was in danger.”

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