Foster carers of Parsons Green bomber sue Surrey County Council
The foster parents of a teenager jailed for life for the Parsons Green tube train bombing are suing a council for negligence, claiming they were not told about his terrorist past. Ron and Penny Jones are claiming Surrey County Council have been negligent for placing Ahmed Hassan with them without informing them that in a January 2016 immigration review the teenager had admitted he had been trained to kill by the Islamic State terrorist group.
Since the trial, Surrey County Council has stopped the Joneses from fostering, and the couple also claim that their right to a family life, under the Human Rights Act, has been breached. The couple have fostered 269 children over a 47-year period for Surrey County Council and were awarded MBEs in 2010.
Further details are available on the Children and Young People Now website.