Isil beheading suspect ‘must face UK justice’




Daily Telegraph


BRITAIN must urgently move to bring a suspected member of Jihadi John’s execution gang back to the UK to face justice, the families of their British victims have said. Londoner Aine Davis was unmasked as an associate of the Isil killer, fellow Briton Mohammed Emwazi, and is believed to have been a member of the so-called “Beatles” beheading cell. It was responsible for murdering several hostages, including Britons Alan Henning and David Haines. Emwazi was killed in a drone strike last November but Davis has been in custody in Turkey since then after slipping over the border two days later – and a day after the Paris terror attacks. The former drug dealer is accused of plotting a similar outrage in Istanbul but the Turkish authorities will not say whether he has been charged or will face prosecution. The relations of Mr Haines and Mr Henning joined MPs in demanding the Government put pressure on Turkey to return him. Dragana Haines, the widow of Mr Haines, said: “I would prefer it if he was taken back to the UK. I don’t trust Turkey. Having those guys incarcerated – locking them up and throwing away the key – that would give me just a little bit of moral satisfaction.” Mr Henning’s brother Reg said: “We definitely need to bring these people to justice. The problem since the business with Alan is the British government does not seem to be doing much over there. “I am very disappointed with their reaction to all of this.”