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The brutal truth? Britain lacks the reach to bring any ISIS killer to justice

Politicians’ promises to bring those who murder British hostages to justice almost never come true

20 September 2014

9:00 AM

20 September 2014

9:00 AM

The words are strong, the sentiment behind them no doubt heartfelt. ‘We will do everything in our power to hunt down these murderers and ensure they face justice, however long it takes,’ said David Cameron, speaking as Britain recoiled in horror at yet another jihadist beheading video, this time of a British man, David Haines.

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Frank Gardner is the BBC’s security correspondent.

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