Daniel Abed Khalife, a 21-year-old serving member of the British Army who is awaiting trial for terror and Official Secrets Act offences, escaped from Wandsworth prison on Wednesday morning, the Metropolitan Police said.
Airports around the UK, including Manchester, have been brought to a near standstill as police and border force officers search each passenger.
The search concerns Khalife, who has escaped from HMP Wandsworth.
The 21-year-old has been on the run following his escape.
He was being held ahead of a trial in relation to terrorism and Official Secrets Act offences.
Khalife was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, red and white chequered trousers and brown steel toe cap boots. He is of slim build, has short brown hair and is around 6ft 2ins tall.
A member of the British Armed Forces, Khalife is accused of carrying out a bomb hoax and eliciting information about forces personnel for purposes that could be ‘useful’ to a terrorist.
He was charged on January 27 with a terror offence said to have been carried out on August 2 2021, and the bomb hoax, allegedly carried out on January 2 this year. Both offences are alleged to have taken place at RAF Stafford.
Who are the parents of Army soldier terror suspect Daniel Abed Khalife?
The names and other details about Daniel Abed Khalife’s parents are not available at the moment.
As the investigation continues, further updates on the suspect’s background and potential motives may become available.