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Terror Suspect Absconds Sparking Police Hunt
A suspected terrorist has gone missing, police have said.
Ibrahim Magag, 28, absconded from a Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures (Tpims) notice after failing to meet his overnight residence condition on Boxing Day.
He was last seen in the Camden area of north London on the same day at 5.20pm.
A Met spokesman said: "The Counter Terrorism Command immediately launched inquiries to trace the man and these continue. Public safety remains our priority.
"At the request of the police an anonymity order imposed by a court was lifted today to allow a public appeal.
"Anyone who sees this man or knows of his whereabouts should not approach him, but call 999 immediately."
He added: "Ibrahim Magag is not considered at this time to represent a direct threat to the British public."
Magag is described as a black man of Somali origin, 6ft 2in and of slim to medium build. He has a beard, but detectives warned he may try to change his appearance.
He was last seen wearing a khaki robe, a black Berghaus windcheater and navy Converse trainers.
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 Home Secretary, on police operational advice, today applied to the High Court for an order protecting anonymity to be lifted in order to assist withtheir investigation.
"The Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measure in this case was intended to prevent fundraising and overseas travel. We do not believe his disappearance is linked to any terrorism planning in the UK."
Anyone with information is asked to contact the confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321.