THE family of a missing Huddersfield student have received texts from his mobile phone saying he is well.
The family of 18-year-old Ravin Ghoorun fear he may have got involved with extremist groups after finding Muslim literature in his bedroom at their Edgerton home.
He has now been missing for almost two weeks, but police say the literature is not extremist.
A spokesman for the Counter Terrorism Unit in West Yorkshire said: “We have been made aware of the concerns of the parents and have carried out a number of inquiries.
“However, no extremist material has been recovered and at this stage there is no evidence to suggest their son is involved in extremist activity or is being influenced in the direction of extremism by others.”
A police spokesman said: “We can confirm that Ravin’s parents have received text messages from his mobile phone letting them know he is well.”
Insp Andy Leonard, who is responsible for missing persons in Kirklees, added: “As with any missing persons enquiry, this is being treated seriously and is reviewed each day. We are speaking to all Ravin’s known friends and associates including those from his college.”
Ravin had just finished his A Levels in chemistry, physics and double maths at Huddersfield New College and had previously been educated at Crossley Heath Grammar School in Halifax where he gained 11 A-grades and four A plus results at GCSEs.
He went missing on June 25 after leaving a text message to his family, who are Hindus, saying he wanted to get away and relax after his exams and had landed a catering job.
His father, Dr Sharma Ghoorun, is an anaesthetist at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary. Anyone with information contact police on 0845 6060606.