The Despatch Christmas Edition 2023

The despatch CHRISTMAS 2023

which shouldn't've happened, and Wandsworth prison should've had a lot

more security. Khalife was arrested on a towpath near Rowdell Road,

Northolt on Saturday 9th September following a police operation led by

officers from the Met's Counter Terrorism Command. He will appear at the

Old Bailey on the 29th of September, facing charges including

terrorism and violating the Prison Act 1952.

By Seb Hoo

The most daring escapes from captivity in the past include:

William Maxwell was the 5th Earl of Nithsdale. He took part in the Jacobite

rising of 1715. He was imprisoned for treason and was awaiting execution.

The day before Maxwell ’ s execution, he escaped from the Tower, thanks to a

daring plot from his wife. Using items smuggled into the Tower on previous

visits, the countess had her husband disguise himself as Maxwell ’ s wife ’ s

housekeeper – not an easy feat, given that the Earl had a long dark beard!

John Dillinger was arrested for robbing a

bank in Bluffton, Ohio immediately after

being paroled from his prison. Dillinger

escaped during morning exercises with 15

other inmates after producing a pistol said

to have been carved from a shelf in his

room with a razor. On March 16, Herbert

Youngblood, who escaped from the prison


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