Terror Suspect Who Disappeared In A Burka Failed To Report to Ipswich Police Station

8 November 2013, 12:58 | Updated: 8 November 2013, 13:32

It's been revealed a suspected terrorist who escaped police surveillance in a burka - was already facing charges of failing to report to Ipswich Police station.

Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed was facing 20 charges for breaching different terrorism prevention orders before he disappeared in west London.

He's the subject of a terrorism prevention and investigation measure (Tpim), disappeared last Friday by disguising himself as a woman.

On Friday a warrant was issued by Mr Justice Nicol for Mohamed's arrest after the 27-year-old failed to attend the Old Bailey for proceedings concerning alleged breaches of the Tpim and an older control order.

The judge lifted an anonymity order to allow naming of the suspect.

Mohamed is charged 20 counts of breaching his Tpim including using an internet cafe in Ipswich and failing to report to Ipswich police station.

Mohamed's solicitor Gareth Peirce told the court she had "no reason for the defendant's non- appearance''.

Ms Peirce said Mohamed was forcibly removed from Somalia to this country with the "involvement of the security services here''.

Mohamed is due to stand trial for the alleged breaches of the terrorism prevention orders on April 28th next year.

Crown prosecutor Stuart Baker requested that the trial date remain fixed as the proceedings may continue in Mohamed's absence.