Her mother went on to marry the director of a haulage company and Jones and her brother were raised in South-East London and, later, in a leafy village in Kent.
Those who knew the family say they were close and loving.
Jones, who left school at 16 and worked sporadically as a beautician, was raised as a Catholic and attended Christian youth groups in her teens and early 20s, but she became interested in punk music, started dressing in skimpy leather miniskirts and drinking heavily. For a time she played bass guitar in an all-girl band called Krunch which performed across the south east in the Nineties, although her fledgling music career appears to have come to an end when she became pregnant by her on-off boyfriend, labourer Jonathan Wilkinson.
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When they posed for a photograph in hospital with their newborn baby boy, Sally Jones and her partner looked no different from the handful of other proud new parents who appeared in the ‘family album’ page at the back of their local newspaper towards the end of 2004.
Smiling for the camera in the maternity suite of Maritime Medway hospital in Gillingham, Kent, the delighted couple held up their sleepy 6 lb infant.
His tiny body, swamped by a blue Baby-gro, fitted snugly into his mother’s hands. He is the youngest child of 47-year-old ISIS convert Sally Jones who fled to Syria in 2013, the son she took with her on her ill-fated travels.
This heart-warming image, published just days after his birth, is a million miles from the shocking images which emerged last week of a now 11-year-old Joe dressed in ISIS fatigues, holding a gun to the head of a kneeling Kurdish prisoner and preparing to execute him.Friends and relatives have spoken of their utter grief at being separated from Joe when he vanished with Jones nearly three years ago and the trauma of discovering what he has been coerced — or at the very least, brainwashed — into doing.They have spoken under condition of anonymity for fear, not only of what Jones and her ISIS cohorts might do to them, but of reprisals closer to home from extreme Right-wing nationalists fuelled by Islamophobia.‘I felt sick to the stomach,’ a close family member told a friend after seeing barbaric images of the grinning boy moments before he, and four other boys, each shot a prisoner in the back of the head.The family are convinced it is Joe in the picture, although they have no way to prove it.Indeed, Joe’s relatives are struggling to come to terms with what he has done and, while they tell neighbours and acquaintances they hope he never comes home, privately they still yearn for the return of the happy little boy who loved reading encyclopaedias and adored animals so much that ‘he’d never even tread on an ant’.He had an inquiring mind, they say, and doted on his pet rabbit and cat as well as playing endlessly with his dog Rizzy.