Bradford Family Feared To Be Headed To Syria
14 October 2015, 11:19
There are concerns for 5 children from Bradford thought to have been taken to Syria by their parents
Police say Imran Ameen, 39, his wife, Farzana Ameen, 40, and their children, aged between five and 15, are believed to have travelled to Turkey.
It's feared they could be trying to cross the border into the Syrian war-zone.
Community leaders have said they are extremely concerned the family may be heading for Syria, especially with such young children, and have appealed for anyone with information to help the police search.
West Yorkshire Police said the family was last seen on October 5 but were reported missing on Tuesday.
West Yorkshire Police's Assistant Chief Constable Russ Foster said:
"We would urge anyone with information about the family's whereabouts to come forward and speak to police so the family can safely return to the UK.
"Any piece of information, no matter how small, could help the UK or overseas authorities to locate the family so that they can be safely returned home to their loved ones.''
Police said they were continuing with their inquiries and were working with relatives who are still in the UK.
They said they were working with the Turkish authorities and were primarily concerned with the safety and welfare of the young children and the safe return of the family.
Earlier this year, sisters Khadija Dawood, 30, Sugra Dawood, 34, and Zohra Dawood, 33, also from Bradford, went missing after going on an Islamic pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia with their nine children.
It is believed they entered Syria to join the Islamic State group.