The terror suspect who escaped earlier this week from Wandsworth Prison was a Teddington schoolboy – according to newspaper reports.
Daniel Khalife, 21, was said by police to have links to Kingston where his mother and twin sister had once lived and a massive police hunt in nearby Richmond Park yesterday failed to trace him.
According to national newspapers today Khalife, a former soldier and computer expert, attended Teddington School in Broom Road.
There was no immediate response from the school today.
Accounts in newspapers quoted a friend of Khalife as saying: “He was a very nice guy when he joined the school aged 11. He was the class clown, one of the funniest in the year, but he became a bit more into his shell.”
The reports added he was in the lower sets at school, and was described as a bit of a loner who sat at the back ‘swinging on his chair’, leaving with a ‘handful of GCSEs’ and joining the Army shortly afterwards.
A reward of £20000 leading to his arrest has been offered by the Metropolitan police.