Mohammed Emwazi video: 'Jihadi John' suspect filmed as a teenager in new footage

The video shows Emwazi playing football as a 15-year-old at Quintin Kynaston Academy in St John's Wood

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A new video has emerged showing a teenage Mohammed Emwazi, the man believed to be Isis executioner ‘Jihadi John’.

The footage obtained by Channel Four, shows Emwazi in 2004 as a 15-year-old school boy, years before he is said to have joined Isis in the Middle East.

Last week, The Washington Post reported that Emwazi was ‘Jihadi John’, the man responsible for the beheadings of British aid workers David Haines and Alan Henning, and American journalists James Foley and Stephen Sotloff.

The new video captures Emwazi in the playground of Quintin Kynaston Academy in St John's Wood, north London playing football with school friends.He is pictured wearing a grey hoodie and a rucksack over his light blue school uniform.

At one point a friend shouts, “Emwazi” and calls him over to be picked for their team.

He is also shown at one point fighting with a fellow pupil.

Throughout the video Emwazi tries to avoid the camera and appears to cover his face when he appears in shot. The video is the latest insight into the life of Emwazi before he is said to have joined Isis extremists in the Middle East in 2012.

Last week, audio was released of a conversation between Emwazi and Cage research director Asim Qureshi in 2009.

In the recording, Emwazi denies he is an extremist and claims that he had been threatened by British security services.

An investigation has been ordered by education secretary Nicky Morgan into the school featured in the video after it emerged that Emwazi was the third former pupil to have joined Islamic extremist groups.

In 2013, Choukri Ellekhlifi was killed fighting for Isis in Syria, while in 2012 Mohammed Sakr,died in US drone strike while in Somalia.

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