Captured alleged fugitive Daniel Khalife has appeared in the dock after being charged with escaping from prison. 

Former soldier Khalife allegedly escaped prison by strapping himself to the underside of food delivery vehicle using a material “which may have been from bed sheets”, a court heard.

Flanked by two police officers and one dock officer, the 21-year-old entered Westminster Magistrates’ Court wearing a grey jumper and jogging bottoms. He spoke only to confirm his name and date of birth.

Detailing the allegation against the defendant, prosecutor Thomas Williams said the former soldier is alleged to have escaped on the underside of a food delivery vehicle.

Mr Williams said Khalife is accused of strapping himself to the lorry using “material which may have been from bed sheets”.

Khalife was arrested on a canal towpath in west London at 10.41am on Saturday after being pulled off a bike by a plainclothes counter-terrorism officer.

Prior to his alleged escape, Khalife had been on remand at Wandsworth Prison after being charged with terror offences in January.

Khalife has been remanded into custody after being charged with escaping from HMP Wandsworth and Deputy Chief Magistrate Tan Ikram told the defendant he will next appear at the Old Bailey on September 29.

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