Burqa suspect 'bailed 3 times'

MPs on the home affairs select committee have been told the terror suspect who fled officers by wearing a burqa was arrested three times since 2011 for breaking anti-terror controls but granted bail each time.

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Burqa suspect arrested and bailed '3 times in 2 years'

MPs have heard details of the history of the terror suspect who escaped surveillance last week disguised under a burqa.

Charles Farr, Director of the Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism, told the Home Affairs committee that after arriving in the UK in March 2011, Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed was arrested and bailed three times in the space of two years:

  • Oct 2011: arrested for 14 breaches of control order. Allowed delayed prosecution until after a review.
  • Dec 2012: arrested again, for six breaches of Tpim. Remanded in custody and again released on bail.
  • July 2013: arrested again and remanded in custody. Again allowed delayed prosecution in August.

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