Sky News : British Terror Suspect Escapes Police

Saturday, December 15, 2007

British Terror Suspect Escapes Police

December 15, 2007

A British Muslim, suspected in an alleged plot to blow up passenger jets flying from London to the US, has escaped from police custody in Pakistan, according to officials.

Rashid Rauf escaped after appearing before a judge at a court in the capital, Islamabad, said Khalid Pervez, of the city's police force.

Two officers were being questioned about how Rauf had got away.

Federal Interior Secretary Kamal Shah said he had been informed of the escape, but said he had no details.

Rauf, of Pakistani origin, was detained in the country in August last year.

He is accused of possessing explosives and forging travel and identity documents.