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Police in appeal to trace terrorism suspect

ABSCONDED: Ibrahim Magag

COUNTER TERRORISM detectives are continuing to appeal to the public for help in tracing a 28-year-old man believed to have absconded from a Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures notice (TPIM).

It is now believed that Ibrahim Magag may have used a London taxi in the vicinity of Osnaburgh Street and Triton Street in north west London at around 5.20pm on Boxing Day (Dec 26) and failed to meet his overnight residence condition.

Although Magag, described as a black man of Somali origin, 6ft 2ins tall, of slim to medium build, with a beard, is not considered at this time to represent a direct threat to the British public, the Counter Terrorism Command have launched inquiries to trace him.

Officers spent last night (Jan 2) speaking with cab drivers at London's King Cross and Euston Railway Stations in an attempt to identify the driver who transported Magag to his destination.

The taxi is described as a classic shaped London taxi - not a Mercedes Vito - which had its fog lights on.

At the request of the police an anonymity order imposed by a court was lifted on Monday (Dec 31) to allow a public appeal.

Anyone who sees this man or knows of his whereabouts should not approach him, but call 999 immediately.

If anyone has other information which they think could be relevant to police efforts to trace the man they should contact the confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321.

Police say it is possible that he may have changed his appearance.

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