Daniel Khalife stays in police custody as manhunt for escaped prisoner ends

Terror suspect Daniel Khalife stays in police custody after the 21-year-old was arrested within the London suburb of Northolt after 4 days on the run.

After a mass land and air search, the previous soldier was captured at 10.41am on Saturday after being pulled off a push bike by a plain-clothed counter terrorism officer.

Metropolitan Police stated Khalife, who escaped HMP Wandsworth 4 days in the past, was arrested on suspicion of being unlawfully at giant and being an escaped prisoner.

He was apprehended on a canal towpath in west London, round eight miles from the place he was final seen by a member of the general public, and is now in police custody, the pressure stated.

Footage obtained by The Sun newspaper confirmed Khalife sat on the canal towpath after his arrest, with a motorcycle, a Waitrose cool bag and a sleeping bag close by.

Officers carried out an “intelligence-led search at a residential premises” within the Richmond space and, though Khalife was not discovered there, the pressure acquired various calls from the general public with sightings of the suspect close by.

The Met’s counter-terrorism boss Commander Dominic Murphy informed reporters on Saturday: “In terms of the investigation, it really gathered momentum yesterday afternoon, with a number of calls from the public, but really took a different course last night, when we did an intelligence-led search in the Richmond area in the early hours of this morning.

“Whilst we didn’t find him at that search, while we were at that search, we had a number of calls from the public over the next hour or two, giving us various sightings of him.”

Mr Murphy stated Khalife was “fully co-operative” as he was handcuffed, with some media experiences claiming he was “laughing” as he was arrested.

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He added police haven’t had a declare for the £20,000 reward but.

Security sources reportedly informed The Mail on Sunday that the needed fugitive was apprehended after spies from the UK’s new intelligence nerve centre, made up of brokers from MI5, MI6, and specialist police, bugged the telephones of individuals they believed had been linked to the escaped convict.

The paper additionally reported that two guards at Wandsworth Prison have been suspended following Khalife’s escape, with the Ministry of Justice declining to remark.

Detectives imagine the previous soldier escaped from HMP Wandsworth by strapping himself to the underside of a supply lorry after leaving the jail kitchen in a cook dinner’s uniform.

It is unclear whether or not he will probably be returned to the class B jail or a higher-security location.

Khalife was awaiting trial after allegedly planting a pretend bomb at an RAF base and gathering data that is perhaps helpful to terrorists or enemies of the UK.

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