Manchester Airport on high alert as Met Police hunt terror suspect who has escaped from prison
Daniel Khalife was a serving member of the British Army when he was charged with terrorism offences.
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Manchester and other UK airports are said to be on high alert as the Met Police hunt a terror suspect who has escaped from prison.
Daniel Khalife was a serving member of the British Army when he was charged with terrorism offences. He was awaiting trial at Wandsworth Prison. The 21-year-old, of Beaconside, Stafford, was reported to police after escaping from HMP Wandsworth on Wednesday morning.
The extra checks needed at airports up and down the country mean there are delays at Manchester.
Replying to a frustrated passenger on X, Manchester Airport said: "Our security teams work hard to ensure the safety and security of all at Manchester Airport and carry out important checks set by the UK Government."
Khalife was charged on January 27 with a number of offences under the Terrorism Act 2000 and the Official Secrets Act.
The Met Police says detectives believe he escaped from the prison at approximately 7.50am. 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.
Khalife has links to the Kingston area. police say it is believed he most likely remains in the London area, although he may have travelled further afield.
If seen, the public are advised not to approach Khalife and to call 999 immediately, quoting reference CAD 1631/06SEP23.