MPS counter-terrorism detectives are appealing for help in tracing a 28-year-old man

31 December 2012

Ibrahim Magag

MPS counter terrorism detectives are continuing to appeal to the public for help in tracing a 28-year-old man believed to have absconded from a Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures notice (TPIM).

It is now believed that Ibrahim Magag may have used a London taxi in the vicinity of Osnaburgh Street and Triton Street, NW1, at around 17:20 hours on Wednesday 26 December.

Officers have this evening [Wednesday 2 January] been speaking with cab drivers at King Cross and Euston Railway Stations in an attempt to identify the driver.

The taxi is described as a classic shaped London taxi - not a Mercedes Vito - which had its fog lights on.

Police were alerted on the evening of Wednesday 26 December when Ibrahim Magag failed to meet his overnight residence condition.

The Counter Terrorism Command immediately launched inquiries to trace the man and these continue.

Ibrahim Magag is not considered at this time to represent a direct threat to the British public. Public safety remains our priority.

At the request of the police an anonymity order imposed by a court was lifted on Monday 31 December to allow a public appeal.

Anyone who sees this man or knows of his whereabouts should not approach him, but call 999 immediately.

If anyone has other information which they think could be relevant to police efforts to trace the man they should contact the confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321.

Ibrahim Magag is described as a black man of Somali origin, 6ft 2ins tall, of slim to medium build, with a beard, although it is possible that he may try to change his appearance.

The last possible sighting of Ibrahim Magag was in the Camden area at 17:20hrs on Wednesday 26 December. He was wearing a black Berghaus windcheater and navy Converse trainers.