Police launch urgent appeal as terror suspect Daniel Abed Khalife escapes Wandsworth Prison
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A solider accused of planting fake bombs at a military base has escaped Wandsworth Prison.
Police have launched an 'urgent' man hunt for Daniel Abed Khalife, who disappeared today (6 September) just before 8am.
Prior to his escape, the 21-year-old was awaiting trial on terror offences.
The young man has also been accused of breaching of the Official Secrets Act.
He denies all the charges.
As he awaited trial, he been held at HMP Wandsworth Prison and escaped earlier today around 8am.
According to police reports, the suspect has been last seen wearing a white t-shirt with red and white chequered trousers.
During the escape, he was also wearing brown steel-toe-cap boots.
Police described Khalife as 6ft 2in, with a slim build and short brown hair.
After his escape, Commander Dominic Murphy, head of the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command, has asked the public to contact to police with more information.
He 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 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.”