United Kingdom, Terrorism, Level 3: Increased security following escape of a terror suspect from a prison in London – England, United Kingdom

2023-09-06: According to reports, a suspected terrorist escaped from Wandsworth Prison in London at around 8 am on Wednesday (6 September, local time). The authorities reportedly believe that the escapee is still in the London area, however that is not for certain. The escapee reportedly has connections to the Kingston area. It has been reported that if a member of the public sees the escapee, they should call emergency services and not approach him. Authorities reportedly believe that the escapee does not currently pose a general threat to the public. As a result of the escape, increased security measures have been implemented at airports nationwide, including at those in London, Manchester, and Glasgow. Passengers may therefore experience significant delays at security.
Heightened security measures and operations of security forces are to be expected. Armed clashes are possible during arrests of terror suspects. Travellers are advised to exercise high caution, to strictly avoid operations of security forces, and to follow instructions from security forces.