Good night. Police have confirmed that the Daniel Khalife sighting is genuine. It comes as police offer a £20,000 reward for information about the escaped prisoner, with around 100 calls from the public so far.
Elsewhere, we look back and pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II on the first anniversary of her death.
Police confirm sighting of suspected terrorist and offer £20,000 reward
The police have confirmed a Daniel Khalife sighting is genuine. It comes as police offer a £20,000 reward for information about the escaped prisoner, with around 100 calls from the public so far. Metropolitan Police counter-terrorism commander Dominic Murphy said they had seen a man resembling Khalife. walking into Wandsworth town center Shortly after, the fugitive fled the prison tied to the bottom of a BidFood delivery truck.
Heathrow and Gatwick airports detect potentially dangerous concrete
Britain’s two largest airports said they discovered the presence of autoclaved reinforced cellular concrete (RAAC), before its use sparked a political crisis last week. Heathrow airport detected porous concrete in Terminal 3, which is used by British Airwayslast year, the Financial Times first reported.
The new variant of Covid, Pirola, ‘spreads’ in England
The new Covid variant BA.2.86, or “Pirola”, is spreading in the community and has already caused an outbreak in a nursing home. The Omicron subvariant was first detected in Denmark on July 24 and the first case was detected in the United Kingdom on August 13. Since then, 34 cases have been detected in England, including 28 cases at a care home in Norfolk. which led to five hospitalizations. So far there have been no deaths.
Afternoon Briefing: Today’s Essential Headlines
G20 | Rishi Sunak has refused to commit to the UK signing a free trade agreement with India before the next general elections. The Prime Minister said it would be “nice to have” a trade pact with India, but “it will not be rushed”.