Escaped terror prisoner’s hiding spots exposed – as expert guesses where he is

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    An expert has shed light on where terror suspect Daniel Khalife may be hiding after he broke out of a UK prison.

    Khalife, 22, was awaiting trial for terror and Official Secrets Act offences when he escaped from HMP Wandsworth on Wednesday morning (September 6).

    The ex-British Army man made the bid for freedom by clinging upside down to the underside of a delivery truck as it left the southwest London penitentiary.

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    And now security expert Professor Anthony Glees of the University of Buckingham has told the Daily Star where the young runaway likely headed after the prison break.

    "We've now learned that Khalife's mother and sister had a flat in the Richmond Park area," he said.

    "He may know the area, may indeed have a hideout there.

    "If he is hidden in the park, his training at Beacon Barracks in Stafford and elsewhere will give him some hints as to how to avoid detection. But if he is in the park I think he will be found before too long."

    Police swarmed Richmond Park last night and sectioned off the large green space in London's southwest as they continued the hunt for the escapee.

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    One witness told The Sun this morning (September 8): "There are so many police involved. It's a huge operation – they must have a good reason to think he might be in there."

    However, Glees reckons it's possible Khalife managed to get much further afield before they even began their search.

    "The cops will argue it took 60 mins for Wandsworth to tell them he'd gone, that's enough time to leave the UK," he continued.

    "If I were he, I'd have headed straight for an airport, London Gatwick or London City."

    A "national incident" has since been declared and Border Control were placed on high alert, prompting chaos at many airports and long queues at the Port of Dover.

    But despite the added measures, Commander Dominic Murphy, head of the Met Police's counterterrorism control, warned he may still have managed to slip away.

    "It's absolutely possible… he has already left the country," he said.

    "We believe him to be here, but we keep an open mind."

    Khalife was charged with collecting information, notes and documents which would be "useful to the enemy".

    It is understood the former solider, who was based at Beacon Barracks in Beaconside, Stafford, took soldier details from the MoD personnel files which would be "useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism".

    He was also accused of carrying out a bomb hoax after he allegedly left "three canisters with wires" on a desk at RAF Stafford on January 2, 2023.

    He was discharged from the British Army back in April and was due to stand trial on November 20 after a bail application was turned down.

    Khalife was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, red and white chequered trousers and brown steel toe cap boots, and was described as being slim with brown hair and around 6ft 2in tall.

    Khalife is not considered dangerous but members of the public have been warned not to approach him and call 999 if they spot him.

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