The government estimates between 500 and 1000 Britons are currently fighting in Syria (Picture: Reuters)
A teenage girl who has gone missing may have travelled to Syria to join Islamist fighters, police believe.
Fears are rising after the 15-year-old girl from Bristol was reported missing by her family on Wednesday.
Detectives traced the girl, who’s name has not been released, to London, where she met a 17-year-old girl before travelling with her to Istanbul, Turkey.
Avon and Somerset Police say the girl, who is of Somali origin, ‘may have been radicalised’.
Assistant chief constable Louisa Rolfe said: ‘We must all be vigilant and ready to spot the signs of radicalisation.
‘Often, young Muslims who go to Syria can be naive and don’t recognise that they are being sucked into joining extremist groups.’
She added that the police’s main priority is to ensure the girl is safe, and that the investigation ‘is not…
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