Three children have been placed in the care of their Maternal Grandparents after their Mother attempted to take them to Syria with the aim of joining ISIS. 

Suspicion arose initially at the airport after 9 suitcases were checked in. Enquiries subsequently found worrying photographs, including children carrying firearms and wearing balaclavas bearing the ISIS emblem, an itinerary of their travel to Istanbul and telephone numbers hidden in a paracetamol packet.