Portsmouth took in five Syrian refugees in five month period

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PORTSMOUTH City Council is one of 71 local authorities across the country that has taken in refugees from Syria, new statistics have shown.

Statistics from the Home Office published last night revealed that from last October to March this year the city took in five refugees.

The local authority that took in the most was Coventry City Council who took in 105 refugees from Syria while Mid Sussex took in the lowest with three.