Wednesday, 9 January 2013

On-the-run terror suspect Ibrahim Magag escaped surveillance by 'by jumping into a cab'

Al Qaeda-linked terror suspect Ibrahim Magag went on the run by calling for a black cab, it was claimed today.

In a fierce exchange with Home Secretary Theresa May, Ms Cooper said: ‘Are you worried that surveillance can be shaken off simply by jumping into a black cab?


He is described as a black man of Somali origin, 6ft 2in and slim to medium build. He has a beard, but detectives warned he may try to change his appearance.

He asked Mrs May if Magag was in possession of his passport when he went missing.

The Home Secretary said she must consult the details of a previous anonymity order before providing an answer.

Defending , she said terror suspects had absconded before while under the old restriction - several of whom were never found.

She said: ‘In six years of control orders, there were seven absconds and of those seven cases, six were never apprehended. Magag’s abscond is serious and the authorities are doing everything they can to locate him.’  

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