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IS suspect Jack Letts' parents bailed for third time

Jack Letts
Image caption Jack Letts posted a picture on Facebook claiming to be outside Raqqa in Syria

The parents of a British man who reportedly travelled to Iraq to join the Islamic State group have been bailed for the third time by police.

Jack Letts, 20, from Oxford, has been labelled "Jihadi Jack" by some newspapers, which reported he left the UK to join the group when he was 18.

John and Sally Letts said they were arrested after they sent him money for food and new glasses.

They have now been rebailed by police until 1 June.

A Thames Valley Police spokeswoman said: "A 55-year-old man and a 53-year-old woman from Oxford, who were arrested on suspicious of sending money to Syria which could be used for terrorism purposes, have been re-bailed until 1 June."

Mr Letts has dismissed the claims his son had joined so-called Islamic State as "false" and said he travelled to the region for humanitarian reasons.

Image caption John Letts, pictured during an appearance on BBC Countryfile, is an archaeological botanist

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