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Man arrested over Daniel Khalife’s alleged escape from Wandsworth prison

Man arrested over Daniel Khalife’s alleged escape from Wandsworth prison

[ad_1] A man has been arrested on suspicion of helping Daniel Khalife allegedly escape Wandsworth prison last September. The 24-year-old was arrested by detectives from the Met’s Counter Terror Command in east London and questioned before being bailed to a date in late April. Mr Khalife, a former soldier in the British Army, allegedly broke out of the category B jail in south London on September 6 while on remand after being accused of terror offences. He allegedly escaped by strapping himself to the underside of a food delivery lorry while working in the prison kitchens and was at large for three days before he was arrested on a canal towpath in Northolt. The alleged escape led to a review of security at HMP Wandsworth, which was built in 1851 and houses more than 1,500 inmates. It is understood the man who was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender is not a member of prison staff or a former inmate at HMP Wandsworth, Mr Khalife pleaded not guilty to escaping from prison and to …

Man arrested as part of investigation into Daniel Khalife’s alleged prison escape | UK News

Man arrested as part of investigation into Daniel Khalife’s alleged prison escape | UK News

[ad_1] A man has been arrested as part of the investigation into the alleged escape of Daniel Khalife from HMP Wandsworth in south London last year, the Metropolitan Police has said. The 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender on Wednesday morning at an address in east London, the force said. The man is not a member of staff at the prison and has been bailed until late April. He was arrested by officers from the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command. “This arrest follows months of careful investigation into the alleged escape and inquiries remain ongoing into this,” said Detective Chief Superintendent Gareth Rees of the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command. “We understand that there will be significant public and media interest in this arrest but with Khalife now charged and awaiting trial, it is extremely important that people do not report, comment or share information – including online – which could in any way prejudice these future court proceedings.” Khalife, 22, is due to go on trial at the Old Bailey in October. …

Eighty prison officers absent from Wandsworth on day of Daniel Khalife’s escape | UK news

[ad_1] Eighty prison officers did not to turn up for their shifts at Wandsworth prison on the day Daniel Khalife escaped, leaving just 60% of posts filled, it has emerged. The revelation came as the government announced that a former director general of the National Crime Agency has been appointed to investigate the incident. The government insisted staffing was not a factor in Khalife’s breakout from HMP Wandsworth on 6 September, with Damian Hinds, a justice minister, saying it was above safe levels that day. Hinds has now said 80 prison officers “did not attend their expected shift at the prison that day” while 125 were on duty, equating to 61% attendance. “Overall, staffing levels were above the minimum staffing level required by the prison’s regime management plan to deliver a safe and decent regime,” Hinds said. “All staff in both the kitchen and the gatehouse were on duty on 6 September. An initial investigation into Daniel Khalife’s escape did not find the staffing level to be a contributing factor.” The information was released in …