Reports of Sussex man killed in Syria

A chef from Sussex has reportedly been killed fighting so-called Islamic State in Syria.

Tuesday, 3rd January 2017, 8:29 am
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 10:10 pm

Ryan Lock, 20, who is said to have no military experience, has been reported dead by Kurdish activists, according to the BBC.

In the report it states Mr Lock, from Chichester, travelled to join Kurdish forces known as the YPG in August and was killed on December 21 in the battle for the Syrian city of Raqqa.

Mr Lock was described as ‘a very caring and loving boy’ in a statement by his father John Lock.

A spokesperson Foreign and Commonwealth Office: “The UK has advised for some time against all travel to Syria. As all UK consular services there are suspended, it is extremely difficult to confirm the status and whereabouts of British Nationals in Syria. Anyone who does travel to these areas, for whatever reason, is putting themselves in considerable danger.”