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Terror suspect who clung to van in daring prison escape likely had ‘inside’ help: report

A terror suspect reportedly accused of spying for Iran made a daring escape from a high-security London prison by apparently clinging to the underside of a van, prompting a manhunt and a review of the prison as the suspect may have had “inside help.”

“Daniel Khalife will be found, and he will be made to face justice,” British Secretary of State for Justice Alex Chalk told Parliament on Thursday.

“No stone must be left unturned in getting to the bottom of what happened,” he added, announcing an immediate investigation into the prison’s protocols and decisions regarding Khalife’s escape.

Khalife, 21, was discharged from the army in May under accusations of obtaining information that might be “directly or indirectly useful to an enemy,” as well as making a bomb hoax by placing three canisters with wires on a desk.

Bidfood, which serves as the catering supplier for prisons in the area, said in a statement that it was aware of a “security incident” involving one of its vehicles and that the driver had “fully co-operated with the police on this matter before returning back to the depot.” 

Peter Aitken is a Fox News Digital reporter with a focus on national and global news. 


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