13 Nov 2015

New footage shows Jihadi John in his school days

In footage exclusively obtained by Channel 4 News, Mohammed Emwazi is pictured at school in 2004, as people who knew him reflect on how he became Jihadi John.

The videos, and interviews with people who knew him during his school days, give an insight into how this schoolboy became the world’s most wanted man.

Today he was reportedly killed in a drone strike – jubilant US officials describing him as having been “evaporated” by a targeted strike.

Shy teenager

In footage obtained by Channel 4 News he is pictured playing video-games when he should have been revising at school.

And on the playground, he is frequently pictured hiding his face.At school in London, he was known for being shy.

His teachers remembered him as often being on the edge of the group, being shy, and being particularly self-concious of his ‘bad-breath’.

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