A terror suspect who cut off his electronic monitoring tag and fled his home has pleaded guilty to breaching counter-terror rules.
The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is a senior member of the banned terrorist group al-Muhajiroun.
He caused a security alert and triggered a manhunt when he absconded in September, his actions had a knock on affect and resulted in increased checks at UK ports, causing delays for travellers.
Appearing at the Old Bailey by video link from prison, he admitted six breaches of his Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures (TPIM).
On 15 September last year, the man – known as LF – cut off his tag, obtained an unauthorised mobile phone, ordered a taxi to London, and left his home in the middle of the night.
He was arrested within 24 hours.
Prosecutor Kate Wilkinson said it is “not safe to assume he was not motivated by terrorist-related activity”.
Judge Anthony Leonard QC said it was a “serious matter” and that he would pass sentence on 22 February.
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