Daniel Khalife
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Police Explain How They Caught Fugitive Daniel Khalife: ‘ Pulled Off Bike by Hero Cop’

In a dramatic turn of events, the Metropolitan Police have apprehended fugitive Daniel Khalife, who escaped from HMP Wandsworth four days ago. Khalife, a 21-year-old former soldier, was taken into custody on a canal towpath near Rowdell Road, Northolt, north-west London, following an intense manhunt. Contrary to initial reports suggesting his capture in Chiswick, police now confirm the arrest near Rowdell Road.

The remarkable arrest took place when Khalife was pulled off a push bike by a plain-clothed officer, hailed as a hero by the authorities. Metropolitan Police counter-terrorism boss Commander Dominic Murphy provided insight into the arrest during a press conference held earlier today, detailing Khalife’s arrest on suspicion of being unlawfully at large and being an escaped prisoner.

According to reports by Express on Saturday, September 9, 2023, Commander Murphy explained the sequence of events leading to Khalife’s capture, stating, “In terms of the investigation, it really gathered momentum yesterday afternoon, with a number of calls from the public, but really took a different course last night when we did an intelligence-led search in the Richmond area in the early hours of this morning. While we didn’t find him at that search, we had a number of calls from the public over the next hour or two, giving us various sightings of him.”

It was during one of these sightings that the hero officer intervened. Commander Murphy recounted, “At 10.41 am, he was arrested in Rowdell Road in UB5 in London on the canal towpath. He was actually arrested by a plain clothes officer… and he was riding a pedal cycle, so a pushbike, at the time, was pulled off that pushbike by that officer and arrested at that location. Upon being detained by the officer, he was fully cooperative and handcuffed and arrested.”

The successful capture of Khalife has brought relief to law enforcement agencies and the public alike, ending the tense manhunt that began after his escape from HMP Wandsworth. The incident has underscored the dedication and determination of the Metropolitan Police in bringing fugitives to justice, with one officer’s heroic actions playing a pivotal role in securing Khalife’s arrest.

Khalife is expected to face legal proceedings for his escape and subsequent actions. This incident serves as a testament to the police force’s commitment to maintaining public safety and upholding the rule of law in the United Kingdom.

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