Security was increased at British airports as escaped prisoners were on the run

Shortly before 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Daniel Abed Khalife went missing from prison where he was awaiting trial on terror charges, the bomb hoax and an alleged breach of the Official Secrets Act.

He has denied all allegations made against him.

The prison authority said it was “urgently” investigating how he managed to escape.

As the search for Khalife continues, passengers at Gatwick Airport face long queues and extra security measures. Sky News understands.

“Additional security measures are currently in place at London Gatwick and other UK airports and ports,” an airport spokesperson reports, Sky News.

Heathrow Airport has also warned passengers of longer waiting times due to “additional controls”.

Passengers at Manchester Airport have taken to the social media platform

How did Daniel Abed Khalife get out of prison?

It is believed the prisoner escaped by clinging to a delivery vehicle.

A prison service source told the story The sun that he managed to sneak out of the kitchen and hold on to the floor of a van.

According to the newspaper, the Category B prison has been on lockdown since the prisoner’s escape.

How the public can help find Daniel Abed Khalife

Khalife is 1.80 meters tall and was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, red and white checked trousers and brown steel-toed boots, the Metropolitan Police said.

He is slim and has short brown hair.

Commander Dominic Murphy, head of the Met’s counter-terrorism command, said: “We have a team of officers carrying out an extensive and urgent investigation to locate and arrest Khalife as quickly as possible.”

“However, the public can also help us. If anyone sees Khalife or has any information about where he may be, please call 999 immediately.

“I would also like to assure the public that we have no information to suggest that Khalife poses a threat to the general public, nor do we have any reason to believe that Khalife poses a threat to the general public. However, if you see him, we advise you not to approach him and to call 999 immediately.”

According to Sky News, a spokesman for the force added: “The Counter-Terrorism Command has today issued an alert relating to Khalife to relevant UK police and law enforcement agencies, including those at UK ports and borders, through established operational information channels.”

The public should not contact Khalife if they believe they have seen him, but should instead call 99 immediately and quote reference number CAD 1631/06SEP23. Security was increased at British airports as escaped prisoners were on the run

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