London police have arrested a 17-year-old boy over the disappearance of terror suspect Mohammed Ahmen Mohamed, who escaped after donning a burka in November.
The BBC reports that the 17-year-old was arrested on suspicion of conspiring to breach a Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Order, or ‘TPim’. He is in custody in a south London police station. TPims can be used by courts to restrict movements and computer and mobile phone use of terror suspects.
Mr Mohamed disappeared after leaving a mosque disguised in a burka. He had entered the mosque wearing a jacket and trousers. He was facing 20 charges of breaching TPims when he disappeared.
His lawyers announced at the end of January that they would appeal against the restrictions, despite their client’s disappearance. Lord Chancellor Chris Grayling said that the legal aid being spent on his case was “absurd” and asked for an “urgent review” to prevent this happening again.
Lord Justice Lloyd Jones ruled in 2012 that there were “reasonable grounds” for the Home Secretary to believe Mr Mohamed had been involved in terrorism-related activity.
Mr Mohamed is believed to have been involved on plans to target Western interests Somaliland.