Terror suspects relocation calls

Powers to relocate terror suspects to other parts of the country must be revived, shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper has said in a letter to Home Secretary Theresa May.

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Ending terror relocations 'makes it easier to abscond'

Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper has written to Home Secretary Theresa May urging the minister to re-introduce powers previously available under the predecessor to Tpims, known as control orders, to forcibly move a suspect across the country.

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The call comes after two terror suspects subject to the new control orders managed to flee the authorities.

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Mohamed was relocated to Ipswich, in Suffolk, while fellow Tpim subject and abscondee Ibrahim Magag, who vanished last year, had been forced to live in the West Country. In her letter, Ms Cooper said:

No terror suspect under a relocation order ever managed to abscond.

Now two terror suspects who were previously relocated and then returned because of your decision have absconded.

Your decision, against advice and warnings, to end relocations has made it much easier for two dangerous men to disappear.

Powers to relocate terror suspects 'must be revived'

Powers to relocate terror suspects to other parts of the country must be revived, the Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper said today in a letter to the Home Secretary Theresa May.

Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper is calling for the revival of powers to relocate terror suspects. Credit: PA Wire

Ms Cooper is urging the minister to re-introduce powers previously available under terrorism prevention measures.

Her comments come after the escape of terror suspect Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed, who was last seen fleeing a London mosque in women's clothing 10 days ago.

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