British children have returned to the UK from Syria, the Home Office has admitted, as lawyers for Isil bride Shamima Begum attempt to bring back more survivors.
Home Office minister Baroness Williams disclosed yesterday that a “small number” of British children had left Syria and returned to Britain via third countries.
It follows the death of Ms Begum’s newborn baby son. He was a British national even though she had been stripped of her citizenship and banned from the UK. He could have come to Britain if he had been taken to a British consul in a third country, according to the Home Office.
Baroness Williams made clear Britain would not risk the lives of British officials in Syria trying to…