The Deghayes family moved to the Brighton area in the late 1980s, a young family with children wanting to make a new start away from the dictatorship of Gaddafi in Libya. The family did not find it easy to integrate. There were problems with the family for many reasons. There were five sons and three felt the need to fight for Al-Nusra against the Syrian army, in a country that they did not live but felt that Muslims were being oppressed.
Meanwhile in Brighton the other two sons became small time gangsters, one being killed in a drug dispute in 2019, the other being imprisoned for drug offences. The father was also imprisoned for domestic violence. The Social Services and the police were criticised for their role in the recent family history.