Saturday 16 December 2017

Suspected terrorist goes missing

Neil Lancefield

A SUSPECTED terrorist has gone missing, British police have said.

Ibrahim Magag (28) has absconded from a Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures notice after failing to meet his overnight residence condition on St Stephen's Day.

He was last seen in the Camden area of north London on the same day at 5.20pm.

A Met spokesman said: "The Counter Terrorism Command immediately launched inquiries to trace the man and these will continue. Public safety remains our priority.

"At the request of the police, an anonymity order imposed by a court was lifted to allow a public appeal. Anyone who sees this man or knows of his whereabouts should not approach him, but call 999 immediately."

He added: "Ibrahim Magag is not considered at this time to represent a direct threat to the British public."

Security Minister James Brokenshire said: "National security is the government's top priority and the police are doing everything in their power to apprehend this man as quickly as possible.

"The home secretary, on police operational advice, has applied to the High Court for an order protecting anonymity to be lifted in order to assist with their investigation.

"The Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measure in this case was intended to prevent fundraising and overseas travel. We do not believe his disappearance is linked to any terrorism planning in the UK."

Irish Independent

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