Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Police arrest 900 Syrians in England and Wales for crimes including rape and child abuse
Shocking police figures released for England and Wales have shown that nearly 900 Syrians have been arrested in just one year. And officials say that the migrants were accused of sickening crimes including rape and child abuse. Now critics are concerned that the thousands of Syrians entering Britain each year under resettlement schemes are being allowed to enter the country unchecked. Among those arrested are four Syrian immigrants have been charged after two 14-year-old girls were sexually assaulted - just yards from Newcastle United's stadium. The British Government is working to resettle up to 20,000 Syrian refugees in Britain by the end of the Parliament in 2020, under its Syrian Vulnerable Person Resettlement scheme. Official statistics show that 1,602 people had been resettled in Britain under the scheme by the end of March 2016. According to Parliamentary research paper it is possible for Syrians to claim asylum upon arrival or after-entry to Britain.