A BRITISH jihadi arrested after sneaking into Spain was identified by his ears.
Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, a wannabe rapper from London who joined IS in Syria in 2013, was held with two others when a flat was raided on Monday.
But police were satisfied they had the right man only after comparing file images with surveillance pictures taken outside the rented apartment in Almeria.
Bary, 29, had put on six stone and took advantage of the coronavirus lockdown to hide his face behind a mask on the rare occasions he left the property.
But a police source told Spanish daily paper El Pais: “The shape of his ears was one of the things that enabled us to identify him.”
His identity was confirmed later from fingerprints.
Bary, the Egyptian-born son of a jihadi fanatic jailed for bomb attacks on US embassies in Africa, was making his name as a rapper and was played on Radio 1.
But after joining IS he was seen holding up a severed head in a picture posted online.
It is thought he sneaked into Spain by boat a few days before his arrest. He was remanded in custody by a judge on Wednesday.
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