Three London schoolgirls feared to have travelled to Syria

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Three London schoolgirls feared to have travelled to Syria

Three school girls from east London are feared to be travelling to Syria. Police are trying to trace the girls after they were last being seen at their homes on Tuesday morning. 

The girls left their respective homes and told their families they would be out for the day. However, it is thought they instead travelled to Gatwick airport, where they boarded a flight to Istanbul. 

The three, Shamima Begum, 15, Kadiza Sultana, 16, and a third 15-year-old female who will not be named at the request of her family, are pupils at Bethnal Green Academy in east London.  

Metropolitan Police Commander Richard Walton said: "We are extremely concerned for the safety of these young girls and would urge anyone with information to come forward and speak to police. Our priority is the safe return of these girls to their families."

London Live’s Alison Earle explains more. 

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