Daniel Khalife route: How did he escape Wandsworth Prison?

DANIEL Khalife escaped from prison on Wednesday morning – two days later the escaped prisoner was still on the run.

Police today announced a confirmed sighting of the suspected terrorist after he managed to cling to the floor of a van and escape from Wandsworth Prison.

Daniel Khalife is on the run


Daniel Khalife is on the runPhoto credit: Metropolitan Police
He was reportedly clinging to the floor of that truck


He was reportedly clinging to the floor of that truckPhoto credit: Metropolitan Police
Khalife wore a uniform like this (illustration)


Khalife wore a uniform like this (illustration)Photo credit: Metropolitan Police

But Khalife is still at large – the Met Police are desperately searching for the suspected terrorist.

Here’s everything you need to know about Daniel Khalife’s escape from Wandsworth Prison

How did Daniel escape Khalife?

Khalife hid under a BidFood food delivery truck to escape while working in the prison kitchen on Wednesday morning.

He fled in a chef’s uniform consisting of a white T-shirt, red and white checkered pants and brown steel-toed boots.

The terror suspect is said to have secured himself to the truck with makeshift straps as it was waved out of the notorious prison.

The van left Wandsworth Prison at 7.32am and turned right out of the gate onto Heathfield Road.

It then turned left onto Magdalen Road and left again onto Trinity Road (A214) to the Wandsworth roundabout and took the first exit onto Swandon Way (A217).

She then turned left onto Old York Road, past Wandsworth Town station, then left onto Fairfield Street and right onto Wandsworth High Street (A3).

It stayed straight on West Hill and then continued onto Upper Richmond Road (A205).

The van was stopped by police pursuing Khalife at 8:37 a.m. – more than an hour after Khalife was declared missing at 7:50 a.m.

Prison officials did not notify police of his escape until 8:15 a.m.

What did Daniel Khalife do?

Khalife, who was a member of the Royal Signal Corps before his dismissal, is currently awaiting trial on terror offences.

He is accused of leaving fake bombs at an RAF base in January.

After the bomb scam, he disappeared for more than three weeks before being arrested on January 26.

Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard he left the device behind “with the intention of causing another to believe that the object was likely to explode or ignite”.

Another charge under the Official Secrets Act alleges that Khalife collected personal information about soldiers from a Department of Defense computer system that could be useful to an enemy.

He was remanded in Wandsworth Prison and was scheduled to appear in court on November 20.

Has Daniel Khalife been seen since his escape?

Now a huge manhunt has been launched, with the Met Police offering a £20,000 reward for information.

Police also said they were investigating a sighting of Khalife shortly after he escaped from prison.

A member of the public saw a man resembling the terror suspect walking away from the BidFood van as it stopped near the Wandsworth roundabout at the end of Trinity Road.

This man was then seen walking towards Wandsworth town center.

Commander Dominic Murphy, who heads the Met’s counter-terrorism command, said the sighting could be “very significant”.

This came after the Met confirmed they were looking for a seller who claimed he had seen Khalife on Wednesday.

The witness said he saw a “tall, lanky guy” running under a bridge into a black vehicle outside Wandsworth District Court.

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A police spokesman said: “We are aware of news reports of a shop assistant who believes he has seen Daniel Khalife.”

“We are trying to identify this man so we can talk to him. We urge him to contact us on 999.”

Khalife reportedly wore brown boots like these


Khalife reportedly wore brown boots like thesePhoto credit: Metropolitan Police

Edmuns DeMars

Edmund DeMarche is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Edmund DeMarche joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing edmund@ustimespost.com.

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