Children, age 15, 'being groomed for terror plots'
CHILDREN as young as 15 are being recruited for terrorist-related activity by al-Qaeda, the head of MI5 said yesterday - and he warned there are at least 2,000 in the UK who pose a threat to national security.
In his first public speech Jonathan Evans, the agency's director-general, said teenagers were being "methodically targeted" and recruited through the internet.
And he claimed resources which should be devoted to counter terrorism were being diverted to protect the UK against spying by Russia, China and others nations.
"As I speak, terrorists are methodically and intentionally targeting young people and children in this country," the Islamic extremism expert told the Society of Editors' conference in Manchester....