Kind-hearted Rosie welcomed Jamal into her family after social workers said he was a 12-year-old orphan who had fled Afghanistan, but became suspicious when she noticed the lad was very ‘hairy’ for his age and was ‘adept at firing rifle.’
UK Sun Jamal was outed when a dentist estimated he was a decade older than claimed. Taliban material and child abuse images were later found on his mobile. The blunder comes after migrants claiming to be children were bussed to the UK from Calais’ Jungle camp. It is feared terrorists could use the same ruse.
Rosie said: “Adults are playing the system. It’s putting families like mine and society as a whole at risk. “I don’t see anything wrong with dental and bone density checks. Some say they are intrusive and degrading. But having a potential terrorist in your home who’s pretending to be a child is far more intrusive.”
Computer analysis of photographs of other ‘child migrants’ who arrived in London from the Jungle camp this week suggests many could be in their 20s and 30s:
When Rosie and husband Pete, 57, took in Jamal they all switched to halal meat. She said: “He looked thin and I thought, ‘Bless him’. He was so humble, polite.” He roomed with a boy, aged 13. Two girls, 12 and 14, were also in the house.
Alarm bells rang when the family went swimming and Rosie’s 13-year-old commented on how hairy he was. At a climbing centre he shimmied up ropes with ease, and at a shooting range he stripped a gun before firing it.
On a bus to college he was told to get off by a driver who didn’t believe he was 16. Rosie, who lives in the South East, said: “It’s ridiculous how everybody else could see it but not the social workers.”
Jamal’s behaviour worsened. He put the 13-year-old in expert holds, demanded cash and got calls from unknown numbers. One day he claimed he couldn’t pray because there were too many posters on his wall. The interpreter told him, “What do you mean? Allah doesn’t mind?”
His last words to Rosie were: “I’ll kill you and I know where your children are.”
She added: “I can’t say he was a terrorist but I do think he came from a training camp. He was a great actor. “Every day I check the car, and that all the house windows are shut. I panic because I know he knows our routine.”
Since being arrested for an alleged assault, Jamal has been turned down for asylum but is appealing.