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    Terrorism Suspect who Escaped From London Prison Is Captured While Riding a Bike

    (AP) — A former British soldier facing terrorism charges who snuck out of a London prison on a food delivery truck was captured Saturday, police said.

    Daniel Abed Khalife was nabbed while riding a bicycle along a canal path west of London after a four-day manhunt.

    Khalife escaped from the Wandsworth Prison kitchen Wednesday and got outside the gates by strapping himself to the bottom of a catering truck.

    Khalife, 21, was awaiting trial on charges of violating Britain's Official Secrets Act by gathering information “that could be useful to an enemy” and planting fake bombs at a . He was discharged from the British after his arrest earlier this year and denied the allegations. His trial is set for November.

    The breakout ignited a storm of criticism as political opponents linked the escape to years of financial austerity by the United Kingdom's governing Conservative Party. The government said an independent investigation would determine how Khalife escaped the medium-security prison that opened in 1851 during the reign of Queen Victoria.

    “We need answers about how on earth a prisoner charged with terror & national security offences could have escaped in this way,” Yvette Cooper, a member of the Labour Party in the House of Commons, wrote on social media Saturday.

    Prime Minister Rishi Sunak thanked the police and public and said the inquiry would get to the bottom of how Khalife…

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