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There is no evidence that three east London girls, thought to be heading to Syria to join terror organisation Islamic State, were radicalised at their Bethnal Green Academy, their principal has said.

As the hunt for the teenagers - Shamima Begum, Amira Abase, both 15, and Kadiza Sultana, 16 - continues, Mark Keary told a press conference pupils could not access Twitter or Facebook on school computers.


Police have charged a man in connection with a sexual attack on a schoolgirl in Bethnal Green.

Yakub Miah, 35, of Roman Road, was arrested by officers earlier this week.


A sex attacker posed as a plumber to gain access to a Tower Hamlets flat before attacking a schoolgirl inside.

The incident took place at Canrobert Street in Bethnal Green at around 6.25pm on May 14. Officers have released images of a man they want to talk to about the attack.



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