New police figures for England and Wales have revealed nearly 900 Syrians were arrested for offences including rape, death threats and child abuse in a single year.
The figures come as the Government rushes to bring an extra 20,000 Syrian migrants into the UK by the end of 2020, under its so-called Syrian Vulnerable Person Resettlement scheme.
By the end of March 2016, official statistics showed that 1,602 people had already been resettled in the UK under the scheme.
It states: “Syrian nationals were the sixth-largest group of asylum applicants in the year ending March 2016, 2,539 main applicants.
“87 per cent of initial asylum decisions in Syrian cases gave permission to remain in the UK.
“The UK Government continues to commit a significant amount of international aid to assistance programmes in the regions neighbouring Syria, arguing that this is preferable to encouraging Syrian refugees to make dangerous journeys to Europe.
“The UK has committed over £2.3 billion to helping refugees in Syria and the region, making it the second largest bilateral donor to the Syrian refugee crisis.”
However, UKIP MEP Ray Finch challenged this claim. He told the Daily Express: “The Government seems have not to have vetted those it has invited into the country.”
In June of this year, a Syrian who was featured on BBC Newsnight was charged, along with three other Syrian migrants, with sexually assaulting two 14-year-old girls.
Omar Badreddin, 18, Mohammed Alfrouh, 20, and Mohammad Allakkoud, 18, all pleaded not guilty at Newcastle Crown Court. A 16-year-old was also charged.
Earlier this year, UKIP leader Nigel Farage question the mass migration policy after the mass, organised sex attacks by migrants in Cologne on New Year’s Eve. He said:
“Serious questions need to be asked about both the vetting of those the Government are allowing into the country, and of the authorities, including the BBC, who appear to have been involved in a conspiracy of silence over the case.
“When did they know what was happening, and why is it only coming out now?”