Terror suspect escaped in cab

The missing terror suspect Ibrahim Magag escaped surveillance by simply ringing for a black cab, the shadow Home Secretary said today.

Yvette Cooper told MPs that a tweet from the London taxi news service Cabwise suggested the Somali-born Magag had evaded detection by ripping off his electronic tag and picking up a ride less than half a mile from Euston station on Boxing Day.

Magag, 28, who allegedly attended terrorist training camps in Somalia, absconded from a Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measure (Tpim) notice.