SCOTLAND'S chief constable Sir Stephen House has confirmed there have been "incidents" of people travelling to Syria, amid fears they may be recruited as Jihadists.

Sir Stephen refused to discuss how many people had travelled to the country as he warned some may have done so for genuine reasons.

It follows the release of a film of the killing of US journalist James Foley, with the film fronted by a masked man dubbed 'Jihadi John' last week. Abdul Raqib Amin, originally from Aberdeen, has also appeared in a film for the Ismalic State group.

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Sir Stephen said: "There have been a number of high-level meetings at national level and in Scotland. We are working with the security services and the Met Police."