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Theresa May: Missing terror suspect 'not direct threat'

Home Secretary Theresa May has told MPs that missing terror suspect Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed ''does not pose a direct threat to the public in the UK''.

Somali-born Mr Mohamed, 27, who was electronically tagged, escaped surveillance by leaving a mosque in London dressed in a burka.

Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper has described the situation as "extremely serious".

Speaking in the House of Commons, Theresa May defended the manner in which Mr Mohamed was tagged.

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