Terror suspect escapes Wandsworth prison

A prisoner accused of terror offences has escaped from Wandsworth prison in a lorry, the Metropolitan Police have said.

Daniel Abed Khalife, a 21-year-old serving member of the British Army who is awaiting trial for terror and Official Secrets Act offences.

He is slim, 6ft 2incs and has short brown hair. Khalife was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and red, white chequered trousers and brown steel to cap boots, police said.

He is “most likely” still in the London area.

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All-ports alert issued

An all-ports alert has been issued by police because of fears that he could seek to flee the country, The Telegraph understands.

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Prisoner escape

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“Extensive” and urgent” enquiries being carried out

Cdr Dominic Murphy, head of the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command, said: “We have a team of officers who are making extensive and urgent enquiries in order to locate and detain Khalife as quickly as possible.

“However, the public can help us as well and should anyone see Khalife, or have any information as to where he might be, then please call 999 or the immediately.

“I also want to reassure the public that we have no information which indicates, nor any reason to believe that Khalife poses a threat to the wider public, but our advice if you do see him is not to approach him and call 999 straight away.”

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Escapee hid in a lorry leaving prison

It is understood Khalife escaped hidden in a lorry just leaving the prison just after 7am on Wednesday morning.

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Khalife has links to Kingston

Khalife has links to Kingston upon Thames, in London, the Met Police said.

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Police say do not approach

Khalife is not thought to be a significant threat but police are urging the public not to approach him.

Police said that anyone who sees him should call 999 immediately and quote the reference CAD 1631/06SEP23.

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Updates to follow.

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