Harlesden father named as member of IS group dubbed “The Beatles”
PUBLISHED: 17:50 08 February 2016 | UPDATED: 08:47 09 February 2016
A father-of-two from Harlesden has been named as a member of the Islamic State (IS) terror cell dubbed “The Beatles”.
Aine Davis, of Rucklidge Avenue, has been indentified as an accomplice of Mohammed Emwazi, the killer seen on IS videos murdering Western hostages.
Davis was named following a joint investigation between the Washington Post and BuzzFeed News.
Emwazi, who grew up in Queen’s Park, was killed in a drone strike in Raqqa in November.
He was deemed responsible for the deaths of several hostages, including Britons Alan Henning and David Haines.
Davis’s name has been mentioned in British court cases in connection with terror allegations as long ago as 2014.
Last year his 28-year-old wife Amal El-Wahabi became the first Briton to be convicted of funding jihadi fighters in Syria.
Davis, who used the Muslim name Hamza, had kept in regular contact with El-Wahabi since he left London.
In November she was jailed for 28 months and seven days for recruiting her friend to smuggle 20,000 Euros in her knickers to IS terrorists
The family of a second British man named as one of “The Beatles” said the claims have left them “deeply distressed”.
They added they had not seen Alexanda Kotey for “a number of years”.
Kotey, a Muslim convert and an apparent father of two from west London, has been described by neighbours as a quiet man who was dedicated to Queens Park Rangers Football Club.
The three men were nicknamed “The Beatles” and called John, Paul and Ringo by their captives because of their British accents.
They are believed to have travelled separately to Syria to join IS.
It is not known whether Kotey was the guard dubbed “Ringo”, or “George” - allegedly the most violent of the set.
Kotey is said to have fled Britain in 2009, leaving his t children behind, and travelled to the Gaza Strip on an aid convoy of 110 vehicles organised by George Galloway, the then-Respect MP and current London mayor candidate.
Ron McKay, a spokesman for Mr Galloway, said he had not heard Kotey’s name until press reports yesterday.