Terrorist Escapes Mosque in Burqa

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Terror Suspect Escapes Mosque in Burqa04 November 2013 -- A suspect who escaped surveillance by changing into a burka on a visit to a mosque is being hunted by counter-terrorism officers. Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed was last seen at a West London mosque on Friday afternoon. He entered the building wearing Western-style clothes, but CCTV images issued by Scotland Yard later show him leaving with his face and body fully covered by the traditional Islamic garment. The 27-year-old is subject to a Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures notice (Tpim). A court-imposed anonymity order banning the publication of Mr Mohamed's name has been lifted to allow police to make a public appeal, following an application from Home Secretary Theresa May.Mr Mohamed is "not considered at this time to represent a direct threat to the public", Scotland Yard said, but anyone who sees him is urged to call 999 immediately. Security Minister James Brokenshire said: "National security is the Government's top priority and the police are doing everything in their power to apprehend this man as quickly as possible. "The police and security services do not believe that this man poses a direct threat to the public in the UK. "The Home Secretary, on police advice, yesterday applied to the High Court for an order protecting anonymity to be lifted in order to assist with their investigation."

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